Monksland is located on the western side of Athlone town and forms much of what is known locally as Athlone west. The Monksland area has developed over the last thirty years into a triving hub of Athlone town with a mix of various business types, many of which as located within Monksland Business Park. Located adjacent is Monksland Industrial Estate which is home to several of Athlone`s large pharmaceutical industries and close-by are Westpoint Retail Park, Supervalu, Pharmacy, Primary Care Centre, Athlone Springs Hotel, Cloonakilla National School, Summerhill National School, Colaiste Chiarain and exit 13 of the M6 (Dublin to Galway). Also situated on the town bus route with a bus-stop close to the business park entrance.
The subject site which measures approximately 1.01ha / 2.5 acres in total (sites may be purchased in lots from 0.5 acres upwards) and forms part of the well-established Monksland Business Park of which comprises a total of 60,000 sq.ft. which is home to Monksland Primary Care Centre in addition to a mix of well-established businesses and it is 100% occupied. The lands are zoned as District Centre under the current Monksland Area Development Plan making them suitable for a variety of uses.
Athlone, Ireland`s newest University town, continues to experience significant population and economic growth. It benefits greatly from its central Ireland location and has been identified at Government and Regional Level as a key strategic town to act as an economic driver and a strategic employment location. Athlone has benefited greatly from the location of large pharmaceutical and technology employers including Ericsson, Medtronic and Alkermes (formerly Elan).