Plans to change former HSE health centre to medical centre

By Maurice Garvey

PROPOSALS to change the use of the former health centre on Ballyfermot Road to a medical centre, have been lodged with Dublin City Council.

The plans were lodged by Lean Pharmacy Limited and include proposals for a medical centre 154 sq.m with three consulting rooms, and pharmacy, along with internal and external alterations.

Former Ballyfermot health centre brochure pic

Last October, Staffords Funeral Homes lodged development plans with Dublin City Council for the former health centre – including proposals for a mixed-use facility comprising “coffee shop, florist, and community-cultural-funeral services.”

A number of local businesses objected to the proposals.

The 1.04 acres site was sold last year for in excess of €825,000, and contains three detached buildings.

At the time of the sale, property consultants Bagnall Doyle MacMahon (BDM), who acquired the site on behalf of the investor, said the new owners plan to let the three detached buildings on flexible terms.

A spokesperson for BDM said: “The client considers it a strategic site and felt something should be done with it so he will take local needs into consideration as part of the decision making process. He is a long term investor with local interests.”

The 1.04 acres site contains three detached buildings, including the former health centre (561.7 sq m), a childcare facility (226.3 sq m) and a child psychology building (364.6 sq m).

It is designated a “prime urban centre” and zoned “to provide for and improve mixed services facilities” under Dublin City Council’s Development Plan.

Dublin City Council have yet to make a decision on the Lean Pharmacy plans.

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