5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1 Dublin 1

ID: RC-2225
€1 500 000

Office For Sale – 3,053 sq. feet (284 sq. metres)

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a high profile period office building, located to the immediate northeast of OConnell Street close to the junction of Parnell Street, OConnell Street and Cavendish Row, overlooking the Parnell monument, and directly opposite the Ambassador and Gate Theatres, with views down OConnell Street. Cavendish Row was built in the 1756 by Henry Darley for Dr. Bartholomew Mosse, founder of the adjacent Rotunda Hospital.

They were originally residential townhouses named after William Cavendish, the 3rd Duke of Devonshire and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Cavendish Row was followed by the construction of North Great Georges Street and Mountjoy Square, and this immediate area had some of the finest Georgian Houses in Dublin.

The offices have been carefully refurbished to an extremely high fit out standard by the current vendor whilst keeping much of the original period features intact. This provides a good mixture of modern open plan and individual offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, break-out areas, kitchen/ canteens, hotel-standard bathrooms, shower rooms, gym, changing rooms and a large bicycle storage and dryer room.

Nos. 5 Cavendish Row lies only 100 meters from the LUAS station platform around the corner on Parnell Street, the tram system providing excellent access to the south city centre and north and south suburbs. The immediate area has an excellent public transport network including the aforementioned LUAS, plus a host of buses serving OConnell Street and Parnell Street to all parts of Dublin, plus the Aircoach, nearby train stations and Dublin bike stations.

The office building was formally owned by the Oliver Cornet Gallery/The Electrical Trades Union, and are steeped in Irish history. This period building has been beautifully restored to an extremely high standard of fit out and interior design whilst keeping the original period features intact. There are a great many amenities close by including; the Gate Theatre, Ambassador Theatre, Hugh Lane Art Gallery, Chapter One Restaurant, several hotels, a host of cafés, bars and restaurant, as well as the new Clearys Quarter, Henry Street, and OConnell Street. No. 5 Cavendish Row is a four-storey over basement Georgian office building which has been completely refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and extended at the rear return of the property to provide hotel-standard facilities for office staff.


In addition to a good mix of well-appointed Georgian offices and meeting rooms, the building also has several breakout meeting rooms, two large kitchen/canteen areas, several bathrooms, a staff changing area, three shower rooms, a gym, bike room with lockers and clothes drying facilities. This attractive Georgian office building overlooks both the Gate and Ambassador Theatres, and a freestanding granite public drinking fountain. This Georgian townhouse has been beautifully restored to a very high standard of modern office fit out whilst keeping most of the original period features including; a beautifully restored doorway and surround with Doric pillars and fan light over the door, a spacious entrance hall, large sash windows with shutters and feature window at the rear of the property, fireplaces and mantlepieces, coving and additional architrave.

The top floor has been extended into the roof void to provide two spacious kitchen/canteen break out rooms with excellent floor to ceiling height and good use of roof lights to provide excellent natural light. There has been a significant level of capital expenditure and a very high level of interior design involved in refurbishing the office building to enhance its original Georgian features and make the most of the Georgian room heights to provide bright and spacious office space that benefit from the large sash windows. There has been tasteful addition of new architrave with plenty of power points as well as suspended feature low energy emitting LED lighting and spotlights throughout the building to provide an ambient energy efficient working environment.



THIRD 75 9.6 65.4

SECOND 75 18.6 56.4

FIRST 139.60 53.70 85.90

GROUND 164.60 121.70 42.90

BASEMENT 70.20 37.20 33.0

TOTAL 524.40 283.60


Category 6 computer wiring approx. 130 ports

Virgin provide a fibre internet connection

Viatel provided wireless point-to point

Gas-fired central heating system

New fire alarms system with emergency duct on landing

Low energy emitting LED light fixtures (retrofitted 2020)

Modern intruder alarm and cctv systems with offsite monitoring

Bicycle storage to accommodate 15 bicycles

Changing facilities with lockers and clothes drying

Hotel-standard ladies and gents bathrooms with three showers

Fitted gym in the basement

COMMERCIAL RATES Approx. €13,513.50 p.a. in 2023 (€4.4 per sq.ft.).

BUILDING INSURANCE Approx. €1,281 p.a. plus levy


  • Air Conditioning
  • City Centre
  • Good Connectivity
  • Good Schools
  • Gym
  • High Footfall
  • Holiday Home
  • Kitchen
  • Lakeside
  • LUAS
  • Luas Line
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Restaurant planning permission
  • Scenic area
  • Seaside
  • Security System
  • Shopping District
  • Train Station
  • University
  • Watersports


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