Planning lodged for large-scale residential development on Ennis Road

An artist's rendition of the proposed Ardhú House development on the Ennis Road.

PLANS for a large-scale residential development in a sought-after Limerick suburb have been submitted to Limerick City and County Council.

Tribeca Holdings have applied for permission to build 167 new residential units at the Ardhú House site on the Ennis Road.

The plans would see the retention of Ardhú house, which is a protected structure, and would see it changed from a commercial building to residential.

Seven detached two-storey houses would also be built on the site, as well as five apartment blocks, ranging from three storeys to five storeys.

Block one would see 46 apartments built, with 17 one-bedroom apartments and 29 two-bed units, each with private balconies or terraces for each apartment.

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Block two would be a part four-storey, part five-storey building, with a total of 26 apartments, broken down into 12 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroomed units, and one three-bedroomed unit. This block would also see a crèche constructed on the ground floor.

The third block would be a five-storey unit with 24 apartments in total, with 15 one-bedroom units, and nine two-bedroom units.

The fourth block would again be a part four-storey, part five-storey building, with a total of 44 apartments, comprising of 26 one-bedroomed units, and 18 two-beds.

The fifth and final block would range from three to five storeys, with 25 apartments and two duplex units. This block would have 11 one-bedroom apartments, 12 two-bed units, 1 one-bedroomed duplex, and one three-bedroomed duplex.

The developer also hopes to secure permission to retain and refurbish the existing Ardhú House structure for use as a residents gym, co-working space, dining, cinema and games room, as well as keeping the former Ardhú Bar licensed premises on site.

94 car parking spaces, 313 bike parking spaces, an outdoor play area, public open space, and internal access roads also form part of the plans.

Limerick City and County Council are set to decide on the development by the end of January 2024.