Plans revealed to convert protected Offaly building into apartment complex

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Plans revealed to convert protected Offaly building into apartment complex

Plans revealed to convert protected Offaly building into apartment complex

Plans have been revealed that will see the conversion of a protected Offaly building and outbuildings into an apartment complex.

An application is set to be lodged with Offaly County Council for planning permission to develop the site at 41 JKL Street, Edenderry.

The plan is to convert the existing Manor House into four apartments with minor internal alterations within the existing building.

The plans also seek to demolish an existing lean-to roof extension to rear south elevation with the erection of new tiered flat roof balconies and an extension in height to existing flat roof projection.
Permission will also be sought to change the use of an existing two storey outbuilding to two, two-bedroom apartments and to change the use of an existing single storey storage building to a one-bedroom apartment.

Included in the plans is further works to form avehicular arch entrance way while other existing outdoor buildings will be used as secure outdoor storage units.
To provide nine on site parking spaces within the curtilage of the existing Manor House, the plans call for the demolition of an existing steel storage shed and removal of an existing roof on another outbuilding.
The building is listed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and is described as being built circa 1760.

It is described as being an 'imposing eighteenth-century townhouse' which makes a positive contribution to the streetscape with its simple and symmetrical design.

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