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Former St Catherines Convent Highfield Lawn, Model Farm Road, Cork City, T12 PX28

Development Land 5800 m 2 Energy Rating


The property comprises the former St. Catherines Convent and Chapel on a regular shaped level site of approx. of approx 0.58 hectares (1.44 acres).  The former Convent comprises a detached mainly two storey building incorporating a single storey chapel. Internally the former convent building is laid out with reception, kitchen, dining room and 12 no. bedrooms over ground  and first floor. 

The building is of traditional brick and block construction with exposed red brick walls, hipped and pitched timber slated roofs with a flat roof on part of the northern section, pvc double glazed windows and feature arch windows incorporated in the chapel.  Access to the site is through a gated entrance off Convent Lane to the north and there is a pedestrian access only off Highfield Lawn.  Boundaries are defined by means of low concrete block walls and mature trees and hedges. The site is finished with mature beautifully landscaped gardens and there is a surface car park laid out with 24 no. car spaces.

There is extensive road frontage of 110m onto Convent Lane estate road along it's northern boundary and approx. 55m onto Highfield Lawn estate along its western boundary.  There is potential for further development on the undeveloped eastern section of the site subject to planning permission.


Regular shaped level site of approx. 0.58 hectares (1.44 acres)
Building approx. 771 sqm (8,300 SqFt)
Situated in a premier Cork city location on the south side of Model Farm Road
Excellent location in close proximity to city centre, CUH, UCC, CIT and Wilton Shopping Centre
Zoned 'Residential, Local Services and Institutional Uses' in the Cork City Development Plan 2015-2021

BER Details

BER: Exempt


The property is situated in Highfield Lawn housing estate at the western end of Bishopstown approximately 4km south west of Cork city on the south side of Model Farm Road between its junctions with Rossa Avenue and Bishopstown Avenue.

The surrounding area is mainly residential in ...

Lisney Commercial (Cork)

1 South Mall, Cork

Tel: 021 427 5079

PSRA Licence No.  001848