We were delighted to learn of the €47 million in funding awarded to Sligo Town towards urban regeneration. This will bring so many benefits to the town and is well deserved.
The following is information from Sligo County Council on the funding and it’s allocations:
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, today announced €48 million in funding for a suite of regeneration projects in Sligo town. The projects are being funded under ‘Call 2’ of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). The URDF funds projects aimed at enhancing urban areas to make them more attractive places in which to live, invest and visit.
The projects for which URDF support have been approved are:
- Sligo Public Realm Plan – the transformation of a number of Sligo’s streets and spaces – €19.16 million
- City Campus – Sligo’s cultural and learning hub – an exciting collaboration between Sligo County Council and Sligo IT which will involve a new County Library, a new IT library, offices and some residential spaces – €28.68m
The funding announced today will build on the initial allocation to Sligo County Council in 2018 of €560,000 and will enable the delivery of the ‘Sligo Streets’ project which recently completed a Part 8 public consultation: https://consult.sligococo.ie/en/consultation/sligo-city-centre-public-realm-enhancement-project.
This project will be the first of a programe of public realm interventions which will be delivered over the next 6 years and will transform the town centre. This program of works is based on the 2018 Sligo Public Realm Plan: https://www.sligococo.ie/planning/SligoCityCentrePublicRealmPlan2018/