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Speaking of the devil!
Limerick’s Opera Centre to get go ahead
By Nick Rabbitts
CITY planners will give the multi-million euro Opera Centre the go ahead over the next week, the Limerick Chronicle has learned.
Mayor John Gilligan, Cllr Kevin Kiely and a planning official confirmed this morning that the planning application for â‚¬350m-rated project will be granted, subject to city manager Tom Mackey signing it off when he returns from holiday.
The development, originally mooted in 2005, looks to finally be approved, after redrawn plans which bring in four new buildings including The Granary, were lodged in May.
Cllr Kevin Kiely of the planning strategic policy committee, said they were informed of the intention to grant permission on Monday afternoon by city officials, who before going public, need to inform developers Regeneration Developments, the consortium which includes Kerry businessman Jerry O’Reilly.
The owner of the adjacent Granary and seven parties who made submissions to the plan will also be informed by the planners.
The Opera Centre, estimated to cost â‚¬350m, will be the Mid West’s largest shopping centre at more than 38,000 square meters.
Although it will not be complete for at least three years from the date builders move on site, suggested tenants include Marks & Spencer, who were recently denied permission to move into the Crescent Shopping Centre. The development will also include a food court and a pub.