Funding Secured For Thurles Digital Hub Feasibility Study

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Tipperary County Council has secured funding for a feasibility study in respect of a Digital Hub in Thurles.

The funds are part of the REISS Feasibility Study Projects Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland.

The study will establish the needs and provide possible solutions to the current lack of available suitable accommodation in Thurles for use as a co-working space, digital hub, workspace hub, or an Enterprise Development Hub that provides flexible co-working and individual office spaces.

The study will also investigate how the facility might be expected to develop.

There are some hot desks available at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre but this is not located in the Town Centre.

Similarly, there may be some vacant premises available in the Tipperary Technology Park on the Nenagh road.

The development of a Digital Hub is seen as a key action to help revitalise town centres and support remote working meaning a town centre location may emerge as the preferred option.

Some large premises currently vacant in the town centre might be suitable for use as a Digital Hub.

The project is being led by the Community and Enterprise section of Tipperary County Council.

It is intended to place a tender to hire a contractor to deliver the study in the very near future with the work to be completed in an 8-12 week time frame.

Further funding would then have to be secured to develop the facility.