The former Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis, along with its 16.65 acre site, has gone on the market with a guide price of €1.25 million.
In a prime location on the Gort Road [Limerick to Galway route], a short distance from the town centre and the bypass link at Barefield, the site is currently zoned as a proposal site PS3 under the Ennis Town Development Plan 2008 – 2014, which has been extended until a new development plan is adopted.
The main building comprises a detached three storey over basement former hospital facility completed in 1868 and extended to the rear c. 1900. The property was previously in use as a hospital and has an impressive limestone façade. The property is located in a predominantly commercial environment. The property is listed as a protected structure Ref: E150 under the Ennis Development Plan 2008 – 2014 and is also noted as an architectural conservation area.
Conditional permission was granted on February 5, 2013 for the construction of a healthcare facility comprising a four storey over basement building, linked to the existing protected structure, to provide a full range of medical and related services, including 97 in patient beds, 30 no. recovery cubical, consultants suites, administration office accommodation, pharmacy, shop, catering facilities, crèche, energy centre, plant rooms and all ancillary accommodation.
The development will involve partial demolition of existing structure, provision of surface and basement car parking, surface water attenuation, connection to foul sewer and all associated site works and ground works.
This permission expires on the 14th February 2018. Under the Ennis and Environs Development Plan 2008 / 2014 the site is zoned as a proposal site with appropriate uses listed as follows:
Mixed use technology related Business Park, International Services, Research & Development, Education, Railway Station, Road link, open space, Hotel and ancillary uses, residential with ancillary small scale retail.
Savills of Dublin have placed a guide price of €1,250,000 on the entire property. The subject property is also for sale in three lots as follows:
The entire – €1,250,000
Lot 1: Land extending to c. 14.5 acres (former hospital & grounds) – €1,000,000
Lot 2: Land extending to c. 2.15 acres (land outlined adjacent to the hospital) – €250,000