A planning application has been applied for a €45 million housing development in Limerick.
Developers hope to build the Large-Scale Residential Development (LRD) on the site of the former Ardhú House off Ennis Road.
The project hopes to change the use of the historical Ardhú House from commercial to residential use – demolishing all 20th-century extensions to the front, rear and side.
The protected structure will then be converted into four new apartments.
Developers Tribeca Asset Management Limited also hope to build seven detached two-storey houses on the site.
These will be accessed by an existing entrance on Roses Avenue.
Developers hope to build the Large-Scale Residential Development (LRD) on the site of the former Ardhú House off Ennis Road. Credit: G-Net 3D
The largest component of the development will see the erection of 167 apartments across five apartment blocks.
Varying from three to five storeys each, Block 1 will host 46 apartments with 17 one-beds and 29 two-beds.
Block 2 will be a part four and part five-storey building, comprising a creche with an outdoor play area on the ground floor and 26 apartments from the ground to the fourth floor (12 one-beds, 13 two-beds and one three-bed).
At five storeys, Block 03 will have 24 apartments in total (15 one-beds and nine two-beds).
Of the 44 apartments in Block 04(part four, part five-storey) 26 will be one-beds and 18
will be two-beds.
Finally, Block 05 will be a part three to part five-storey building with 25 apartments (11 one-beds, 14 two-beds) and two duplexes (one one-bed and one three-bed).
The largest component of the development will see the erection of 167 apartments across five apartment blocks. Credit: G-Net 3D
Private balconies/terraces for the apartments are proposed on all elevations for each block.
For Ardhú House, once all non-historic extensions are demolished, a new single-storey glazed extension will be added to the front, as well as another glazed addition to the south of the side wing on the ground floor.
On top of the four new apartments, Ardhú House will be refurbished for other residential amenity uses such as a gym, co-working space and administrative space at ground floor level and a lounge, dining, cinema and games room on the first floor.
Renovating the historic building will involve the removal of some internal walls, internal renovations to walls, ceilings, windows and joinery, repair of facades, repair and renewal of roof fabric and chimneys, repair and renewal of rainwater goods, and all associated conservation works.
For Ardhú House, once all non-historic extensions are demolished, a new single-storey glazed extension will be added to the front, as well as another glazed addition to the south of the side wing on the ground floor. Credit: G-Net 3D
Ancillary works include the relocation of an existing vehicular entrance on Ennis Road 5.5m to the west and the relocation of the vehicular entrances on Roses Avenue to the south.
The existing vehicular entrance on Roses Avenue will be kept to provide pedestrian access and occasional service vehicle access to an ESB Substation and Switchroom only.
The development will also provide 94 car parking spaces, including five accessible spaces, 10 visitor spaces and 19 EV charging spaces.
Public open space and a children’s play area are also planned.
Tribeca Asset Management Limited submitted plans to Limerick City and County Council on 17 November 2023.
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