The Architects Department of Limerick City Council has responsibility for the procurement and refurbishment of the Council’s stock of social housing. In addition, the in house architectural team had responsibility for the development and maintenance of civic buildings and architectural advice and direction with regard to other civic works and the on-going development of the City of Limerick.

The pace of the housing construction for Limerick City is regulated by the Multi-Annual Housing Programme.  The current Housing Programme funded by Capital Expenditure from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, spans 2004 to 2007. Throughout the City, there are 2 schemes recently completed that provided 23 dwellings, 4 schemes on site that will provide 58 dwellings. In addition there are two schemes totalling 24 dwellings at tender procurement stage, with a further 5 schemes at the planning stage that will provide up to 60 dwellings when complete.
These schemes are all in the main, infill brownfield sites, i.e. sites within the City arising from demolition and site clearance of older unsuitable developments.  It is anticipated that these infill brownfield sites will continue to be the main source of building land for the Housing Programme in the foreseeable future. 

Civic Buildings cover the range of the Library, Museum, Art Gallery and the Civic Offices at Merchant’s Quay. 


Seamus Cooke
Senior Executive Architect
Phone: (061) 407264

Last update:18/03/2011