At Kingscourt Community Centre for the signing of contracts for the commencement of initial work on the Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration Scheme are: front (from left) Brian Downes, Tobin Consulting Engineers; Cllr Clifford Kelly, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council and Tommy Ryan, chief executive, Cavan County Council; back, Julian Naicker, Tobin Consulting Engineers; John McKernan, senior engineer, Cavan County Council; Cllr Paddy McDonald, chair, Bailieborough-Cootehill Municipal District; Tom Lyons, Roads Engineer, Cavan County Council, and Niall Smith, Niall Smith Architects. Photo: Adrian Donohoe

Contracts signed for Kingscourt Town Regeneration

Cavan County Council and Tobin Consulting Engineers signed contracts on Monday, November 1, for the commencement of initial work on the Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration Scheme.

Tobin Consulting Engineers will lead an integrated design team tasked with developing the project from its current concept stage through project inception and feasibility stages, public consultation, planning and detailed design, through to a contract-ready capital project and, subject to funding approval, to then progress the project through construction to final certification and handover.

Cavan County Council has been granted €787,500 to develop this stage of the project by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund as part of Project Ireland 2040.

The Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration Scheme will dramatically improve both the economic and physical landscape of the town. It will create a focal point for increased activity and footfall, provide valuable space for new business in the town core & potentially open up back lands for development. In addition, the scheme will make best use of civic space available and will improve the quality of life of residents and visitors to the town.

The proposed scheme will include works to deliver an increase to civic space, provision of new off street carparking in the town centre, the undergrounding of all overhead utilities through the town centre, proposals for the addressing of dereliction and to provide a new public building for use as a Remote Working Hub and Community Space within the town core.