Construction Work For The Thurles Market Quarter Project To Begin In August

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Construction work on the Thurles market Quarter project is to commence on Tuesday 6th August according to the Thurles District Administrator Sharon Scully.  The much delayed project secured planning permissions and funding of €3.4M in 2021.

The project involves the restoration, renovation and the addition of a small glazed extension to the existing agriculture building located adjacent to the Town Park in Thurles. The former agricultural building is to be used as a café and to provide office space for the MIC Students union. In addition, there are plans to install a fixed roof covering and associated supporting structures to make the outdoor space available as an option for events such as markets or possibly entertainment/recreation/Educational purposes. A café in the close by Source Arts building is currently not in full time use. The council have asked a local auctioneer to seek a tenant to run the café in the Agricultural Building after the management at MIC St Patrick’s Campus declined to operate a café.

The Department of Rural and Community Development approved funding of over €3 million for the Thurles Market Quarter Project with a substantial match funding element also provided by Tipperary County Council. McCullough Mulvin architects have produced the designs for the project and the construction work is to be undertaken by  O’Gorman’s Contractors  (Ardfinnan) Ltd.

Ms Sharon Scully MD Administrator says “The delivery of capital projects, such as the Thurles Market Quarter project, will see the redevelopment of an existing vacant building and the creation of a usable Town Centre space.”