Council ready to act on new Limerick film studio

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by Alan Jacques

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Braveheart_660x350A DECISION is due this Thursday from Limerick City and County Council on plans to develop a film studio near the University of Limerick, which could employ up to 500 people.

The former Dell manufacturing facility in Castletroy has been acquired by Ardmore Studios, who hope to see the 180,000 square feet space fitted with workshops and prop areas, a sound studio, plus hair and make up and costume departments.

A planning decision, which would see Limerick as a major new hub for Hollywood movies, is due on November 12.

Members of Limerick City and County Council will be asked to approve plans for the project at a future meeting. Key players from Ardmore Studios will run the new Troy Studios operation in Castletroy.