About St. Joseph’s Hospital

Project Process

Following the publication of the Colbert Quarter Spatial Framework in late 2022 after an extensive period of consultation and engagement, The Land Development Agency (LDA) embarked on the formulation of a vision for the Roxboro and Ballysimon Districts identified in the Spatial Framework.

Together with Limerick City and County Council and the Health Service Executive (and the CIÉ  Group in the context of the wider Spatial Framework), The LDA is excited to now publish the St. Joseph’s Hospital Draft Masterplan (November, 2023).

As a key opportunity to develop a vibrant and sustainable urban neighbourhood which is well-connected and supports the social, economic and cultural well-being of a significant area of Limerick City, the St. Joseph’s Hospital site is a key catalyst for the overall Colbert Quarter Spatial Framework area.

The LDA’s dedicated Community Liaison Office (CLO) looks forward to receiving your comments and feedback on the Draft Masterplan. The LDA CLO and Project Design Team will be holding meetings and conversations with local stakeholders and interested parties in November and December 2023 at The LDA Office in the Engine Collaboration Enterprise Centre, ENGINE, Upper Cecil Street, Limerick, V94 TN32.

All comments and feedback received will be carefully considered and used to guide and inform the final St. Joseph’s Hospital Masterplan to be published in 2024. Thereafter, The LDA intends to appoint a multi-disciplinary Project Design Team to support the timely realisation of a planning application(s) for proposed development of the lands.

It is also anticipated that further Masterplans will be prepared in respect of the remaining Districts identified in the Colbert Quarter Spatial Framework, 2022.

WHO WE ARE: The Partner’s

Land Development Agency (LDA)

 The LDA is a commercial, State-sponsored body that has been created to coordinate land within State control for more optimal uses where appropriate, with a focus on the provision of housing.

The LDA will improve the way the housing market functions by:

  • Working with State bodies and Local Authorities to make more effective use of State lands, providing a stable, sustainable supply of land for housing.
  • Improving the planning system to facilitate State lands being used for housing.
  • Acquiring and developing land in a selective, targeted way that boosts housing supply.
  • Delivering rental market initiatives that provide affordable mass-market tenure.
  • Investing in research and innovation to identify new and better ways to deliver new homes.

Limerick City and County Council

Limerick City and County Council (Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Limerick and County Limerick in Ireland. In operation from  1st June 2014 after the 2014 local elections, it is a merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014.

Organisation Vision & strategic Objectives:

  • That Limerick is the desired location for business development, cultural enrichment and educational opportunity
  • Acknowledged for its inclusive participation of all it’s citizens in the development of their community
  • That Limerick and the mid west will compete with other European destinations in terms of business, tourism, living and investment
  • That the people of Limerick are supported by a professional, proactive and accessible local government structure at the heart of a wider public service
  • A new model of local governance and service delivery
  • An environment for real economic development and job creation
  • Empowering the citizen to participate in the development of their community both rural and urban

CIÉ Group

The goal of the CIÉ Group (“the Group”) is to deliver attractive sustainable public transport services, which supports the continued growth of the Irish economy and social cohesion. The Group has the unique capacity to manage a cost effective delivery of high quality public transport solutions across Ireland.

The Group works in collaboration with its shareholder, the Minister of Transport, and with the regulator, the National Transport Authority (NTA).

As the leading provider of public transport services in the State, the CIÉ Group is committed to provision of accessible services for all of its customers.

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) is Ireland’s national public transport provider.


The HSE provides all of Ireland’s public health services in hospitals and communities across the country. Its vision is A healthier Ireland with a high quality health service valued by all and mission is to ensure people in Ireland are supported by health and social care services to achieve their full potential.

People in Ireland can access safe, compassionate and quality care when they need it. People in Ireland can be confident that we will deliver the best health outcomes and value through optimising our resources.