Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Clifford Kelly, has welcomed the news that an integrated design team is to be appointed to the Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration Scheme.

Design team appointed to Kingscourt Regeneration Scheme

An integrated design team headed by Tobin Consulting Engineers is set to be appointed by Cavan County Council to commence work in delivering the Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration Scheme.

The consultancy services have been procured to develop the project from its current concept stage through project inception and feasibility stages, public consultation, planning and detailed design 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, and 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.

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Clifford Kelly hailed the appointment, saying: “The news that the integrated design team is due to commence work on the Kingscourt Town Regeneration Scheme is most welcome. This transformational project will breathe new life into the town and enhance Kingscourt as a place to live, work, and to visit. I look forward to seeing the results of their efforts.”

The proposed scheme will include works to increase 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.