More than €6 Billion being invested in 39 capital projects across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, ranging from commercial developments, infrastructure, healthcare, housing, schools and public realm
10th Nov 2022: A new online portal providing detailed information on estimated combined €6 Billion worth of investments in 39 major projects across the Mid-West was launched today by Limerick Chamber. The ‘Strategic Development Pipeline’ (SDP)outlines large scale projects that are committed to or underway across the region.
The open database of development information curated by Limerick Chamber, is free to access and sits on the Limerick Chamber website. Information on each project is broken down in to phases from preliminary design, planning application, ground and enabling works all the way through construction to completion.
The Strategic Development Pipeline (SDP) shows what stage each project currently is at, what phases have been complete and what phases are yet to come. Covering both public and private developments, the SDP provides a holistic picture of significant capital projects across the Mid-West region.
The online database was completed with significant collaboration and buy in from project owners, the organisations who are responsible for a combined estimated investment of €6 Billion in the Mid-West and is a first of its kind for Ireland.
Donal Cantillon, President of Limerick Chamber and Director with Focus Capital, said:
“The genesis of the strategic development pipeline came from a finding in the ‘Future Development of Limerick City’ report which was commissioned by Limerick Chamber in 2021. The commissioning of the report was driven by a sense of urgency that the business community, through Limerick Chamber, should take responsibility and play a lead role in protecting and enhancing the future of Limerick city. The report recommended that a public dashboard be commissioned for displaying and tracking of key capital projects to provide increased transparency and timelines around commenced and announced developments.
Given that Limerick Chamber is the largest business representative body in the Mid-West, we felt it appropriate to expand the remit from Limerick city to the whole region showcasing public and private development investments. The purpose of the strategic development pipeline is to act as a point of contact for citizens and stakeholders to showcase what projects are underway, it will also help to ensure greater accountability around delivery of public projects across the region by organisations who hold the key to unlocking the tremendous potential in Limerick city and beyond via the numerous projects they are charged with delivering”.
Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber said:
“The progress of key strategic projects across the region is of critical interest to businesses, investors and individuals – in fact it is one of the most frequent topics that I get asked about.
Members have an expectation that these significant investments in our area will bring positive benefits to their businesses. Limerick Chamber decided to allocate significant resources in delivering this database. We aim to provide a holistic overview of the direction of travel for the region, and crucially to pinpoint where we are on that journey.
You will be able to browse information on the good work that is taking place across public and private sector and to check back throughout the year for up-dates on progress.
Limerick Chamber wants the Development Pipeline to give confidence to investors and individuals in choosing the Mid-West as home for their businesses and families.
Seán Golden, Chief Economist and Director with Policy said:
“It isn’t easy getting a project of this scope and size off the ground. But there was significant collaboration across the public and private sectors to bring this project to fruition. It was driven, by all parties, by a sense of urgency to outline all the great work underway in the Mid-West. This project is a first of its kind for Ireland and is something that works well in Antwerp, Arhaus and Bristol – now the Mid-West. The project will help to identify priority projects for the Mid-West, especially through the lens of Project Ireland 2040 and the additional population targets allocated for the Mid-West and it will also help to identify any potential infrastructure gaps that we need to support this population increase. Ultimately it will help us to identify projects and their timelines and increase accountability around delivery of public projects while also including the vast privately driven investment underway across the region”
For further information on the Strategic Development Pipeline please contact:
061 217 606
About Limerick Chamber:
Limerick Chamber is the largest Business Representative Organization in the Mid-west, championing and promoting business growth and development in the region. Limerick Chamber is one of only three Chambers in Ireland with a dedicated Policy team. We are also the only Policy team in the chamber network campaigning for the Mid-west region.
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