Multi-Million Euro Expansion of Savoy Will Bring More Jobs to Limerick – It is anticipated that the development, which will cost approximately between €6m and €8m, will result in 50 jobs during the construction phase and 25 new long-term positions.
Multi-Million Euro Expansion of Savoy Will Bring More Jobs to Limerick
Limerick is due for another boost in jobs after plans were revealed for a multi-million euro expansion of the Savoy Hotel.
Kirkland Investments is seeking planning permission to expand the city centre’s only hotel with five stars into the neighbouring Mill Building at the Henry Street-Shannon Street junction.
Up to thirty-five new rooms will be added to the overall hotel development, the plans drawn up by Healy Partners Architects, show.
It is anticipated that the development, which will cost approximately between €6m and €8m, will result in 50 jobs during the construction phase and 25 new long-term positions.
Kirkland Investments, headed by Rudi Butler, the son of former city developer Robert, is to seek permission to renovate, convert and extend the six-storey Mill Building so it becomes part of the Savoy Hotel complex.
Ronan Branigan, managing director of the Savoy Hotel, told the Limerick Leader that the development of the iconic building would “ensure the long-term preservation of the Mill”.
Mr Branigan added that the development will help transform the city centre along with the new Gardens International Development, and the €40m office-residential development which is to be built at the site of the old Bord na gCon offices on Henry Street, which is also being spearheaded by Rudi Butler.
The Mill development plans will see the existing roof, floors and stair cores removed, and a new metal and glass vertical extension built to create a ‘roof box’ extending four storeys above the existing Mill to accommodate 20 new hotel bedrooms.
The remaining 15 rooms will be provided by changing the second, third, fourth and fifth floors of the Mill Building from residential use to hotel use.
“There will also be an enhanced operation on the ground floor which would include an international French-themed brasserie style restaurant using all the local regional produce from all the local suppliers,” Mr Branigan added.
If the development does go ahead it’s estimated that it will take one year to complete.
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