Work has commenced on Opera Square; a site that is poised to be the biggest ever city center “mixed-use” development outside the capital and set to be constructed over a six-year phased duration. Demolition and enabling works were started by John Sisk & Son Ltd at the 1.62-hectare site that will have the capacity for up to 3,000 employees across a 450,000 sq ft campus.

CGI of the Development at Opera Square. Courtesy: Limerick

Among the key elements of the project will be a 14-storey office building; a five-storey aparthotel with retail units on ground and basement levels; an over-basement office building with retail units and a restaurant/café; a new library and significant public realm space.

It is hoped the massive development, which will include a new public square with pedestrian links to the city, will place Limerick as an attractive location for various investor companies.

Sustainability will be at the heart of Opera Square’s design and build, with the project developed to international best practice ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold’ and ‘Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB)’ standards.

In this project, four (4) construction cameras have been placed to monitor the progress of projects and to use time-lapse videos for investor presentations.

Swipe Left and Right to view the construction progress from May 2021 to March 2022 (Camera 1)

Swipe Left and Right to view the construction progress from June 2021 to March 2022 (Camera 4)