Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a 9 storey office building in Athlone.
Avenir Assets Management DAC had submitted an application in June for the part 7, part 9 storey development at Cloghanboy in the town.
Westmeath County planners gave the project the greenlight earlier this week.
The development once complete will be the second highest building in the town behind Athlone's Sheraton Hotel.
Plans for the part 7 part 9 storey building include office space, meeting rooms, staff welfare facilities and reception areas.
The buildings would be split into the 7 storey block A and the 9 storey block B, with designs showing an interconnecting link bridge between first and sixth floor levels.
Also included in the plans are an outdoor terrace on the 6th floor in Block A and another one on the 8th floor on the adjoining building.
For parking, the company has applied for the construction of a 3 storey parking deck, while solar panels as well as hard and soft landscaping is also included in the application.
The plans have been approved with 16 conditions attached.
These include that the developer must pay a contribution of over €233,000 to the planning authority.
Also included in the conditions of permission is a clause that the proposed three storey parking structure be used only in conjunction with the office building and not for commercial purposes unless planning consent is gained.