PERMANENT TSB has received conditional planning permission to open a branch in O’Connell Street.
The lender is seeking to merge the former ACC Bank unit and the neighbouring Art and Hobby Shop, both of which have been empty for some time.
This big branch will replace Permanent TSB’s two existing outlets in the city centre - at the former Imperial Bakery in Sarsfield Street, plus a newer site in Upper William Street.
There will also be an additional out-of-town location at a yet-to-be-decided unit in Castletroy.
Limerick City and County Council granted Permanent TSB planning permission, subject to 13 conditions. These include a stipulation that pictures be taken before, during and after the completion of each stage of the work, a schedule of works to be undertaken, plus any difficulties builders came up against, and how they went about remedying these.
On top of this, no work is to take place on the site outside of the hours 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 4pm on Saturday.
Plastic, neon signs, or “internally illuminated fascias” are not permitted.
Permanent TSB’s move represents the first time the former ACC Bank has been occupied since it closed almost 10 years ago.
The neighbouring arts and hobby unit closed down last year.