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Planning permission granted for 9 storey Athlone building

Aug 17, 2022 07:08 By Shannonside News
Planning permission granted for 9 storey Athlone building Planning permission granted for 9 storey Athlone building
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The development of the office blocks will mean they are the second highest building in Athlone after the Sheraton Hotel

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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