The deadline for bidders to make an offer to buy the derelict Naas Shopping Centre expires tomorrow.

The NSC premises, along with associated properties, has been placed on the market at the request of the National Asset Management Agency at a fraction of the cost of building it.

The 3.8 acre site comes with the Five Lamps and Forge Inn pubs at South Main Street, another property at South Main Street and the Tully's bookmakers site.

Both pubs are closed and all of the properties were bought as part of the overall property development plan for the centre.

The land at Tully's and the demolished Sarah Flood's pub site at nearby Fairgreen were earmarked as the location of a new junction leading to the Corban's Lane entrance to the NSC, though this was never developed.

The NSC is a derelict, vandalised and fire-damaged structure. It was due to open a decade ago before Christmas 2009 and cost an estimated €43 million to construct.

It is understood that at least five parties have expressed an interest in the premises.

It was put on the market for €4.8m by commercial property specialists Cushman & Wakefield, Dublin, although there is local speculation that it may be sold for in excess of this.