Planning granted for apartments in protected city centre building

The former Permanent TSB Building on Sarsfield Street.

NINE APARTMENTS will be developed in Limerick City following the granting of an amended planning application.

Hunstwold Ventures are the developers behind the plans to convert the former Permanent TSB building on Sarsfield Street to a mixed-use residential and commercial development.

Planning was previously granted for five apartments and a shop on the site of a former bank at 24 Sarsfield Street, before the developer went back to the Council seeking to add four more apartments to the site.

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

Planners have now granted permission for the development of nine units on the site, instead of the proposed five, with a revised extension built to accommodate the additional units.

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The nine units will be spread over the upper floors, with the ground floor laid out as a shop.

Access to the apartments will be via two entrances, one on Sarsfield Street and the other on Liddy Street.