Tuesday 23 April 2019

Barrett presses on with €450m plan for Galway City

Project: An aerial view of the Project Ceannt site in Galway City
Project: An aerial view of the Project Ceannt site in Galway City
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

The first phase of the public consultation process for developer Gerry Barrett's development of a €450m urban quarter on CIE lands at Galway's Ceannt Station has gotten underway.

The scheme, which is set to be one of the largest urban regeneration initiatives in the history of the State, will see the delivery of hundreds of apartments, retail units, restaurants, bars, and a 200-bedroom hotel on an 8.18 acre site next to Eyre Square over the next seven years.

Under the current Galway City Development Plan, Barrett will be required to front load the development of bus and rail facilities at Ceannt Station and provide underground car parking at the site. Construction of the new urban quarter could commence within the next three years and be completed by 2025.

The economic benefits of the project are expected to be significant. Hundreds of construction jobs will be created in the initial phase while hundreds of long-term sustainable jobs are anticipated upon completion.

Those wishing to have an input into the public consultation process may do so by logging on to www.projectceannt.ie

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