Conditional approval has been given by Laois County Council.
A 62-bed nursing home has got the go-ahead in the Midlands.
Laois County Council has conditionally approved the two-storey structure that will be built behind Mountmellick's main street.
It will have eight apartment units, landscaped gardens and a parking area.
Director of Rocktop Holdings, Michael Fogarty, who is overseeing the project, says it will likely start in nine months.