Bon Secours private hospital on the Old Dublin Road has been granted more time to complete an expansion to the hospital.
An Extension of Duration had been sought from the city council for the construction of an extension to the Endoscopy Department and a new consultants’ clinic at Bon Secours.
The work on the Endoscopy Department in the existing Theatre Courtyard and includes a first floor plant room.
It’s also proposed to demolish an existing Gate Lodge and attached concrete yard and replace them with a consultants’ clinic.
The standalone clinic will include two clinic suites, reception, and a waiting area taking up 147m² in total.
Planning permission was originally granted for the development in November 2013, and expired on November 4 of last year.
In applying for this extension of duration, Bon Secours said that works had not commenced due to economic reasons.
It said that with limited capital funding available, priority had to be given to more urgent projects at the hospital.
The planning authority accepted this, and added that the project wasn’t at odds with the new city development plan introduced in 2017.
With this four year extension of planning permission, the hospital now has until November 2022 to complete the works.
According to the application, work is now expected to begin on the project in March of this year and be completed by 2020.
The city council granted unconditional permission for the extension of duration.