PLANNING GRANTED - CITY EAST PHASE III
Planning Permission has been granted by Limerick City & County Council for the development of CITY EAST PHASE III.
The existing office building at CityEast Plaza is currently undergoing an notable extension of (5000 Sq. Mtrs +) to the south. This extension is due for completion later this year. This planning application sought permission for a further extension of 7,125 SQ. Mtrs over 7 floor levels at CityEast Plaza, Towlerton, BallysimonLimerick. These lands are zoned Employment and Enterprise in the Castletroy LAP 2009-2015.
The proposed extended building matches the architectural design detailing and expression of the existing buildings in terms of materials and finishes proposed. The shift in the overall building scale reflects the important location of this proposed building which overlooks a major traffic intersection on the Tipperary Road – a major access point to Limerick City from the orbital motorway and traffic from the South East. It is our view that the building achieves a key focal point on entry to the city and establishes a high quality of building fabric which could be adopted to future development s in the immediate area.
This Phase III development consists of an extension that has a floor area of 7,125 Sq Mtrs, over seven floors which vary in size, reducing in size on the upper levels with the highest levels being located immediately overlooking the traffic roundabout.
The external expression of the proposed extension carries through the palette of materials that define the character of the existing office building. The materials of the existing building such as stone cladding, plaster render, glazing systems, metal cladding are all followed through.
The design intent is for the floor plates of the extension to align with finished floor levels of the existing buildings on the Ground, First and second levels . The main entrance is located at the junction between Phase B & C with the option of a large corporate entrance to service all buildings at this location should such an arrangement arise.
Plant Areas are proposed to be accommodated on the roof of the proposed building with direct access to the roof over Phase B also envisaged to allow safe access to plant equipment at this location. Service zones have been located over the central entrance core. The plant area will be screened by louvred panels (1.8mtr high) in a way that is consistent with the design of the building.
The flat roof area is stepped so that the building reduces in height from the roundabout junction. The resultant roof terraces are intended to be sedum roofs (where not taken up by roof plant) with consideration also reserved for the use of these roof areas as usable terraces.
ST PHASE III.