SOCIAL HOUSING PLAN DETERS RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AT SUTTON'S COURT
The retail units at Sutton’s Court in Mitchelstown will be very difficult to sell now that Cluid and the developer plan to use the adjoining apartments as social and special needs housings, according to the selling agents Dorgan Landers.
The building, which has remained empty since it was built some years ago, is also earmarked for the new Mitchelstown library.
However, the new library will only move to Sutton’s Court if a buyer can be found for Forrest Hall, another building owned by Cork County Council in the Square in Mitchelstown.
A spokesperson for Cork County Council told The Avondhu that no offers have been made or indeed has a price been agreed for the sale of Forrest Hall - as such there are no plans yet to open a new library in Mitchelstown.
Michael Dorgan of Dorgan Landers is concerned that Sutton’s Court is not suitable for Cluid’s needs: “This will of course affect the sale of the remaining units. The property market at the moment is very bad but, without knowing what exactly the apartments are to be used for, any potential buyer for the retail units will have a lot of questions that we simply can’t answer right now.
"All the unit were in fact sold three years ago and it was the developer, Ridge, that pulled out and withdrew the units from the market,” Michael Dorgan said.
So it seems that Sutton’s Court is likely to remain empty for the foreseeable future.
Thursday 18th June 6:31pm