Former Kenilworth Motors site with development potential for excess €3.5 million

The former Kenilworth Motors site in Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W, has been brought to the market by Savills with a guide price of excess €3.5 million.

The high-profile site is zoned for residential development. Due to its highly sought after residential location coupled with its proximity to the city centre, this development site is expected to attract considerable interest. 

Boasting a frontage of approximately 40 metres to Harold’s Cross Road, the site is approximately 0.54 acres. Access to the site is via Harold’s Cross Road and Laundry Lane, which adjoins the site to the north. An existing vacant building – the Kenilworth Motors car showroom facility – occupies a proportion of the land. 


This site is prominently situated on the western side of Harold’s Cross Road, approximately 3km south of St Stephen’s Green. The location is a highly sought after residential area, situated within equal distance of both Rathgar and Terenure villages.

Colette Mulroy of Savills Ireland comments: “The property offers an exceptional development opportunity in South Dublin. The site is zoned for residential development and has an array of development opportunities, subject to planning permission. We expect strong interest, especially as such development opportunities so close to the city centre are a rare commodity.” 

The property is situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and this combined with a regular Dublin Bus route serving the area results in ease of access to a wide range of third level education institutions. Trinity Halls is approximately 1.8km away whilst Griffith College, DIT Rathmines and a wide range of other universities and colleges are situated within a short walk. Recreational and leisure facilities are also plentiful in this popular residential location with numerous Golf Clubs, Hockey, Tennis, and GAA clubs located within the immediate area. Recent developments in the locality include the Archtree development under construction at Mount Tallant Avenue and the Cairn Homes scheme at Marianella.