Iconic Kilkenny building to be transformed into independent living campus
A Kilkenny organisation that supports adults with intellectual disabilities and autism has been granted permission to convert an iconic house Kells into an independent living centre.
In August SOS Kilkenny Housing Association CLG applied to Kilkenny County Council to convert the property known as ‘The Round House’ into a 4-bedroom dwelling for independent living.
This week SOS learned their application had been approved by the local authority and they can proceed with the ambitious plans.
The council approved their proposal for a change of use for ‘The Round House’ and allow modifications on the building to create three one-bedroom semi-independent living units within the building.
Another one-bed unit will be built by modifying the existing garage.
SOS Kilkenny currently has more than 20 community houses in various locations around the city and county.
The group has been operating locally for over 40 years and works to develop the talents and interests of people with autism and disabilities, to build and maintain meaningful relationships, and to create opportunities in further education and employment.