Proposed Limerick riverside development creates buzz in city.
An artist’s impression project that will be part of the Limerick riverside development on Henry Street. Image by Healy Partners .
Kirkland Investments’ plans are to be put forward to the Limerick City and County Council for a €40 million development plan on Bishop’s Quay, Limerick.
The plans are for a fifteen-story building that will provide office and retail space in the city centre as well as containing luxury apartments. The development plan aims to replace the current ESB showroom on Cecil Street with a public plaza with other areas of the development including restaurant space and underground parking.
With the luxury apartments will be a private rooftop garden, a gym pavilion and a landscaped courtyard. Limerick Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan has stated the development will be positive for Limerick and shows that there is a bright future for the city.
Developers, Kirkland Investments working with architects at Healy Partners, will need to lodge their plans and the public will have five weeks to make an application or objection.
If no objections are made and planning is approved the companies involved hope for construction to begin by January. It is believed the project would create approximately 100 construction jobs during the development with some permanent roles upon completion.
As well as the construction jobs involved in the developing process, it is hoped that the business involved on completion of the project would provide much welcome business to local traders in the city centre also.
In a competitive rental market the apartments could be a welcomed addition to the city as well as the office spaces. The central office spaces and average rent below almost half of the Dublin average would allow the city to compete with larger cities such as Dublin in attracting business to the Limerick city centre.