St Brigid’s Terrace front elevation.

Tenders issued for various county projects

The council has issued a series of tenders looking to appoint teams and experts to oversee development works on a host of projects across the county.

A conservation architect-led team is being sought for the redevelopment of the former Bank of Ireland building in Cootehill.

The property is earmarked to become a new community facility for the town.

The council purchased the former Bank of Ireland facility at a cost of €200,000 for this purpose.

The community has also benefitted from funding (€500,000) from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) for the redevelopment of the building.

The project mirrors that of the former Ulster Bank in the town, which has already been converted into a remote working hub and community facility known as Hub Muinchille. That building is in private ownership but was converted in partnership with community groups.

The deadline for tenders for interested parties is February 12, and the contract duration is for five months.

The local authority has also sought to appoint an architect-led design team for construction works (stages 4-5) in relation to the development of 16 housing units at St Brigid's Terrace, Cavan Town.

The council is currently involved in a the development of 20 new homes after eight houses - two detached and numbers 1-6 at St Brigid’s Terrace - were demolished last year.

In their place the council plans to build two separate, three-storey, split-level blocks. 'Block A' will contain six one-bed apartments and six two-bed duplexes. 'Block B' will contain four, two-bed duplexes and four one-bed apartments.

Planning for the project has been underway for a number of years with the council acquiring buildings and sites in the area over recent years. The council owns 14 properties along the terrace, and the latest tender reflects plans to consider a major revamp of housing in the local area. Valued at €240,000, the public contract will run for three and a half years (42 months).

The deadline for response for interested parties is February 14.