City Hall seeks contractor to 'transform' Galway City Museum

Works will see establishment of Atlantic Museum Galway, with works at Comerford House and Spanish Arch

Galway City Museum.

Galway City Museum.

A contractor is being sought by the Galway City Council to carry out works which will transform the Galway City Museum and see renovations carried out on the historic Comerford House at the Spanish Arch.

With an overall investment of €10.2 million, including €6.64 million from Fáilte Ireland, the council is seeking a contractor for the project which will see the establishment of the Atlantic Museum Galway.

The works will involve upgrading Galway City Museum and the remodelling of the square, between the museum and Spanish Arch, into a public space; refurbishment of Comerford House to provide exhibition spaces and museum visitors and staff facilities; and construction of a three-storey steel framed aluminium clad building above the archaeological site adjoining Spanish Arch.

'This project will showcase the story of Galway and highlight the influence the Atlantic has had on our city'

Sean Kyne, Government Seanad Whip and Fine Gael Senator has described this an "exciting project", that when complete, "will provide an exceptional experience for both visitors and locals".

"This project will transform and rejuvenate the locality," he said. "It will showcase the story of Galway and highlight the influence the Atlantic has had on our city and county."

The closing date for applications from contractors is September 15.

 

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