Boost for Limerick as nursing home plans are approved

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

LIMERICK is set to get another jobs boost after proposals to transform the former Two Mile Inn hotel, on the outskirts of the city into a state-of-the-art 56-bedroom nursing home, were given the green light by the planning authority.

LIMERICK is set to get another jobs boost after proposals to transform the former Two Mile Inn hotel, on the outskirts of the city into a state-of-the-art 56-bedroom nursing home, were given the green light by the planning authority.

The ambitious plans, lodged by Cork-based firm O’Mordhu Construction, will see the conversion of the former hotel into a nursing home, as well as a number of other changes to its layout.

Once one of the area’s most popular hotels, the Two Mile Inn, which sits on the Clare/Limerick border has been closed since September 2010 when 15 full time jobs were lost.

But the hotel looks set to get a new lease of life in the New Year after plans to change the use of the building and construct an outdoor children’s play area were given the green light by Clare County Council.

The plans will also see the layout of the building altered to see the construction of a dining room, an extension to the side of the existing rear wing of the premises, and the erection of toilets near to the existing bar area.

The existing water tower structure on the building will also be demolished.

All the works will need to be carried out over two phases.