Former Limerick Debenhams store goes on the market

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts


Former Limerick Debenhams store goes on the market

Debenhams closed its store in Limerick on Holy Thursday last, the store becoming the biggest retail casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic| PICTURE: ADRIAN BUTLER

THE former Limerick Debenhams store has gone on the market with a guide price of €9m.

The unit at the junction of O’Connell Street and Sarsfield Street has lain idle since Debenhams wound up its Irish operation just before Easter.

However, protestors continue to maintain a picket on the site, and have been there for 200 days now.

With over 100 jobs lost, they hope their continued actions pave the way for a redundancy settlement from liquidators KPMG.

Debenhams had been based in O’Connell Street since it took over Roches Stores in 2006, with the site a landmark in the heart of the city.

Cushman and Wakefield is acting as agent on the sale, which has a guide price of €9 million.

Debenhams ran over three floors at 134-135 O’Connell Street – from the basement to the second floor – with storage and staff facilities on the top floor.

The entire property extends to 6,699.5sq m (72,113 sq ft) with the ground floor specifically extending to 2,005.8 sq m (21,590 sq ft).