Tipperary town has been successful in a competition for five town centre regeneration projects to be selected for development funding totalling €50,000 under the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Reimagine Hometown Architect initiative. The project put forward by the Task force is a Masterplan solution for a cluster of vacant buildings in Tipperary town and the work will be led by James Bourke Architects, Middleton.
The five projects were selected by a panel of experts following an open call for a regeneration project proposal that aligns with the Government of Ireland’s Town Centre First Policy. The Town Centre First Policy aims to promote the regeneration of town and village centres across Ireland and to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit.Each of the Hometown Architect projects will receive €10,000 in development funding, as well as practical support under the IAF Reimagine place making programme. The other 4 successful towns are Lisdoonvarna, Aughrim, Belmullet and Tuam. This pilot project is a follow on the vacancy workshop held in the Excel Centre in Tipperary town in October 2022 with local property owners through the Collaborative Town Centre Health Check programme developed by Alison Harvey and the Heritage Council.