Kilkenny nursing home planned extension

Drakelands to get bigger

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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sean.keane@kilkennypeople.ie

Kilkenny nursing home planned extension

Drakelands nursing home

One of the country’s best regarded nursing and retirement homes is about to get bigger.
Chris and Anne Fleck-Byrne have applied to Kilkenny County Council for a two-storey, 37 bedroom extension to Drakelands Nursing Home on the city’s Kilmanagh road.
A 864 sq metre floor extension is planned for the northern side of the existing nursing home.
The Fleck-Byrnes also want to construct a two-storey, 33 bedroom, 1,362 square metre floor area extension to the South-Western side of the existing nursing home .
The blueprint also envisages a two-storey, 46 square metre floor area extension to the laundry section of the award winning facility.
Submitted Plans
They have also submitted plans to County Hall on John Street, Kilkenny for a 36 square metre, detached single storey storage building on the South-Eastern portion of the site.
The project will require a single storey, 44 square metre extension to the existing plantroom on the north western portion of the site.
The bedroom extensions include associated bathrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, lifts, stairwells, circulation and ancillary areas and will also include associated siteworks and landscaping works.