Limerick Opera Site demolition works nearing completion 

Demolition work at the Opera Site.

THE demolition and enabling works at the Opera Site are 90 per cent complete, Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin was told at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting.

Cllr Leddin had asked the local authority for the timeframe for completion of site clearance at the site.

In response, Limerick Twenty Thirty chief executive David Conway revealed that works are 90 per cent complete with the remaining elements focused on the “difficult technical elements” surrounding the Georgian Buildings on Rutland Street.

“The demolition and enabling works will be August, as there was a four-month delay with forced site closures nationally due to Covid-19 in early 2021,” Mr Conway explained.

He went on to say that the tender for the site-wide basement works, and for the construction of One Opera Square are well advanced and are also due to commence in August.

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“One Opera Square is a Grade A office which will have capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 workers. The design is to a world class standard, incorporating the environmental accreditation LEED Platinum, and wellness accreditation.

“WELL Platinum Letting Agents Cushman & Wakefield have been appointed as letting agents to market the property both nationally and internationally in advance and during construction,” Mr Conway added.