THE boss of the Parkway Shopping Centre has said construction of a medical centre, which could create up to 160 jobs, is to get under way next year.
Speaking to the Limerick Leader this week, Roger Beck said the development is pencilled in for 2012, with the centre’s project team working on the final plans for development.
The project is expected to create approximately 100 jobs in construction, and a further 60 permanent jobs
Under plans approved by An Bord Pleanala, a number of empty retail units at the 25-year-old shopping centre, and the now-closed Park Bar will make way for the three-storey day hospital.
This will contain a diagnostic day surgery, a treatment centre and medical treatment services.
According to the multi-million euro plans, there will also be administration offices, internal services and a reception with a cafe, as well as a new entrance onto the neighbouring Childers Road
As well as providing a massive employment boost, Mr Beck said the medical centre would represent “an iconic building for the entrance to Limerick”.
“The main Dublin Road has not got a really attractive building at its entrance at the moment, but the design for this is very much giving us a nice attractive building which is important to the city,” he said.
For the full interview with Roger Beck, see Business Leader in Leader2.