The iconic 10 acre former Cleeves factory site is located on the northern bank of the River Shannon but will very much be part of the emerging city centre. The site is divided into two sections which straddle both sides of the North Circular Road/O’Callaghan Strand. It has been in industrial use since the mid-nineteenth century and retains to this day its chimney structure that dominates the Limerick city skyline on this side of River Shannon as well as some of its original and historic stone buildings.
The majority of the site is zoned City Centre Area in the current Limerick City Development Plan and is suited to a mix of uses including; residential, office, educational, visitor attraction and public realm.
The key objectives for the project are:
Revitalise and redevelop the area by delivering a world class proposal for this key strategic city centre site
Build a strong local economy through the creation of employment and new local attractions
Encourage and facilitate new business investment
Retain and Integrate the historic buildings and industrial heritage on the site
Develop a public realm that relates and links to the city core and the River Shannon
Implement a high‐quality urban design solution
Develop sustainable and innovative design solutions which reflects the site’s strategic location in the urban core.
Capacity: 10 acre site, up to 1,500 jobs
Stage: Master Plan