The awarding of a contract for the Athlone Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement works has been formalised, with streetscape regeneration to commence in February, Westmeath County Council confirmed this week.
The local authority has appointed John Cradock Ltd to oversee the project, one which will enhance approximately 0.6HA of Athlone’s public realm at Mardyke Street, Pump Lane and Sean Costello Street.
In a statement issued on Monday, Westmeath County Council stated that the local authority Regeneration Team working with McAdam Design and OPEN LTD, have devised a scheme that will seamlessly integrate with the enhancement scheme delivered along Church Street, extending the natural stone surface treatments, street furniture and public lighting improvements along Mardyke Street and Pump Lane. In addition, Sean Costello Street will be pedestrianised, creating an open and inviting link between the retail areas within the town centre of Athlone.
This project is being funded through Project Ireland 2040 and the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF ) from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning.
Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, welcomed the signing of this contract with John Cradock Ltd as a significant investment in the Town Centre of Athlone that confirms Westmeath County Council’s ongoing commitment to the development of Athlone.
“I look forward to the completion of this project which will enhance the appeal of Athlone Town Centre and provide a pleasant pedestrian-friendly space,” Cllr O’Rourke stated.
“Westmeath County Council is eagerly anticipating delivery of these public realm works which is one of many projects being delivered by our Regeneration Project Team throughout the county that will revitalise our town centres, ensuring that they are welcoming and attractive places that are accessible and appealing to all regardless of age or ability,” Westmeath County Council’s Chief Executive, Pat Gallagher, said.
Westmeath County Council’s Regeneration Project team is grateful for the patience and understanding of businesses and citizens throughout the period of the works and will communicate any key information through the Council’s website and social media channels as the project progresses.