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€400m medical and housing project proposed for Limerick

Words: Roger Milne
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Ambitious proposals for more than 200 new homes, a new hospital and a medical training and research centre have been unveiled as a single development across three sites in Limerick.

The schemes represent an investment of around €400 million and will be delivered by a joint venture between developer Whitebox and not-for-profit homes provider Clúid Housing.

The three sites are in Thomondgate, Hyde Road Park (site behind Bourke Avenue) and Coonagh.

The lion’s share of the overall development is earmarked for the 14-hectare Coonagh site on the western edge of Moyross.

Proposed is a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) facility comprising a 150-bed and 40 day-bed hospital, a medical training and research centre, an eco-park, playground, crèche, and coffee shop. A total of 108 new homes will also be located there.

Sixty-three houses, which will be a mix of private and affordable social properties, will be built on the Thomondgate site and 36 new homes, again a mix of social and private housing, at Hyde Road Park.

The expectation is that the whole scheme will be completed over the next three to five years.

The successful bidder was decided following expressions of interest on e-tenders and an assessment of applications issued by Limerick City and County Council.

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