Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) has reached a key milestone in its development of the Mid-West region's first large-scale private hospital with the granting of planning permission by Limerick City and County Council for the project at Ballysimon on Limerick's east side.

Having passed this critical juncture, BSHS - the country's largest private hospital operator - will now proceed with immediate effect to detail design stage, with tendering for a construction partner to commence shortly and work on the site in January of next year. Built to the highest technical, accessibility and sustainability standards, the two year build programme will see the 150 inpatient and day-bed landmark facility just 600m from Junction 29 on the M7 motorway open in January 2025.

The €150 million facility at the seven acre site will be a significant economic boost for the Mid-West region, employing upwards of 500 people.

RDJ Construction and Procurement partner Finola McCarthy is leading the RDJ team advising on the project.