Green light for Limerick National Technology Park extension

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Hamilton House: plans for extension have been given go-ahead
THE third extension to Hamilton House in Plassey’s National Technology Park has been given the go-ahead by Limerick County Council.

THE third extension to Hamilton House in Plassey’s National Technology Park has been given the go-ahead by Limerick County Council.

Brookvale Hamilton Plaza is seeking to build a three-storey office building and ESB sub station on site.

It is hoped that a small business could move into the complex.

A number of companies are based in Hamilton House, most notably financial services firm Northern Trust, which is to expand its work force by more than 400 people in the coming years.

The development attracted two objections - one from An Taisce, and one from a local business owner, who pointed out there is too little in the way of parking to accommodate the expansion.

In a letter, An Taisce’s Built environment and heritage officer Ian Lumley wrote: “The proposal, in conjunction with the existing two buildings and associated car parking is grossly excessive in car dependence, contravenes national transport policy and is substandard in design layout and amenity.”

He added: “This additional development proposal brings the Plassey site uses to a point where levels of surface car parking and car dependence are no longer tenable.”

“In this case, the application is way in excess of the Limerick County Council parking standards,” he added.