Moorehaven Set To Expand Using Tipp Town Court House & Bridewell Complex


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A planning application is expected to be lodged with Tipperary County Council next week to enable a change of use for the Tipperary town Courthouse building and Bridewell complex.

Disability service provider Moorehaven, who currently have a complex on O’Brien street in Tipperary town are to take control of the property.

It is understood that Moorehaven are seeking to expand their operations in the town and the St Michael’s street location is to become a new hub for daytime services including training and personal development programmes for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Courthouse building and Bridewell complex have been vacant for a number of years with sittings of the Tipperary District Court moved to the Excel Centre in the decade leading up to the pandemic and being held at Nenagh courthouse since then.

The project to use the Tipperary Courthouse and Bridewell complex as a hub for disability services on a non-residential basis is a partnership between Moorehaven, Tipperary County Council and the Tipperary town Revitalisation Taskforce.

Moorehaven currently provides services to 120 people employing approximately 80 staff and says it’s facilities on O’Brien Street, Tipperary and in Cashel are at capacity.

A Part 8 planning application is expected to be published next week and the proposal is said to include a full refurbishment of all buildings and the grounds.

Members of the public can make a submission on the planning application at no charge under the regulations for Part 8 planning applications.

Once the application is submitted the details will be on display in the Council office and on the Council website.