Westlink forecourt sold to West Cork family for €1.7m

Westlink forecourt sold to West Cork family for €1.7m
The Cronin family has added a city base to their West Cork Ballylickey, Leap and Union Hall retail ‘basket’ according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
The Cronin family already own two fuel and shops businesses, plus a Centra,  in West Cork.

The Westlink Service Station was sold for over its €1.7m via agents Lisney. Located on the city’s southern fringes at Lower Pouladuff Road: the profile service station, operated with Inver, included forecourt, canopy and a detached block of three two-storey industrial units on a half acre site off the N41 and near Cork Builders Providers, retail warehousing and car showrooms.

Sold as a going concern for owners who’d operated it since 2002, it switched from suppliers Texaco to be Cork city’s first Inver station in 2019.

Auctioneer David McCarthy told the Irish Examiner “as expected there was strong interest from existing filling station operators. It’s rare that opportunities of this type come to the market, especially in such a strategic location. The fact that there is an opportunity to grow the business further, given that there are plans to expand the floor area of the shop and seating area for the deli, enhanced the appeal of the property.

The purchasers added “we’re delighted to add the Westlink Service Station to our existing business portfolio of Cronin’s Centras, Inver Service Stations and a hardware store, thereby expanding our business interests from West Cork to include this prominent filling station near Cork city.’’