155-bed nursing home planned for site at Presentation Convent

By Maurice Garvey

PLANS for a 155-bed nursing home at the Presentation Convent in Clondalkin have been lodged with South Dublin County Council.

Applicants Bartra Property Ltd are seeking permission to develop the Convent Road site.

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Plans have been lodged at the Presentation Convent 

Proposals include a nursing home facility in a part three, part four storey building located on the lands to the south and west of the convent building.

Plans also include a  proposed retirement home building comprising 14 bedrooms (916sq.m gross floor area) in a two storey wing to the south east of the convent and internally connected to the nursing home.

Internal alterations and improvements are proposed to part of the existing convent building (a protected ttructure) at ground, first and second floor levels which is to be used for nursing home staff accommodation.

Further works to the convent building proposed in the application include subdivision of convent chapel to provide quiet room, a new kitchen dining area, and upgrading of flooring, walls and internal doors to meet fire regulations.

Refurbishment works are cited to allow for conservation and repair of building fabric and roof .

The existing parish offices and meeting rooms within the convent building are to be retained in their current use and no works are proposed to these rooms which are excluded from the current application.

The development will be accessed via a vehicular and pedestrian entrances from New Road and will provide a total of 42 car parking spaces and 60 bicycle spaces.

 Existing vehicular entrances from New Road and Convent Road serving the church will be retained.

SDCC are due to make a decision by November 8.

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