One of the most energy efficient new buildings in Waterford City – consisting of a Convent and Care Home for Religious Sisters, in addition to their Residential / Communal Residential Use – the the Little Sisters of The Poor Ferrybank also provides 22 No. Independent Living, Units, 48 No. Care Rooms, in addition to a Convent Building (with all associated Convent Residential Accommodation, Offices and Care Facilities).
Unique features within the building, include a chapel and all associated ancillary accommodation; and an internal street containing medical centre, village shop, tea rooms, library, hairdressing, arts & crafts, computer training, village hall etc.. The building uniquely required a Planning Application and Fire Safety Certificate Application was split between Waterford City and Kilkenny County Councils, due to the County Boundary bisecting the site.
The building is powered and heated with the most modern combined technology, providing extremely low running costs and contains the following technologies, photovoltaics, combined heat and power plant, biomass and gas condensing boilers, all computer generated and interlinked control systems.