Developers want more apartments at former Limerick bank

The former Permanent TSB Building on Sarsfield Street.

DEVELOPERS behind plans to convert a former Limerick City bank into apartments have reapplied to the Council seeking to add additional units to the site.

Hunstwold Ventures are the developers behind the plans to convert the former Permanent TSB building on Sarsfield Street to a mixed-use retail and residential development and now hope to add four more units.

The company were successful in getting planning permission for five residential units and a shop on the site of the former bank at 24 Sarsfield Street, but have now gone back to the Council seeking to increase the total number to nine units.

The protected structure has lain empty since Permanent TSB relocated to 131 O’Connell Street in 2015.

Under the revised proposal, the developers will add an amended extension to the second floor to accommodate the proposed units.

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The ground floor will be maintained as retail use, and access to the apartments will be via two entrances, one on Sarsfield Street and the other on Liddy Street.

The second floor of the property is currently set up for office use, but Huntswold were successful in applying for change of use for the building from banking/office use to combined apartment/retail use.

A decision on the amended plans is due from Limerick City and County Council by the end of next month.