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Competition: Enniskillen public realm, Northern Ireland

Enniskillen Castle
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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is recruiting a design team for a £3.8 million overhaul of Enniskillen town centre in Northern Ireland

The winning project manager-led multidisciplinary team will ‘develop, design and consult’ on plans to upgrade streetscapes and public realm throughout the centre of the historic county town.

The project aims to boost pedestrian accessibility, deliver new free-flowing traffic arrangements, encourage business investment and transform the unique island settlement – birthplace of playwrights Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett – into a ‘safe and attractive place’ for residents and visitors.

According to the brief: ‘The proposed scheme will provide an attractive and accessible environment for residents, traders and visitors alike.

‘It is considered that the current streetscape in Enniskillen has reached the end of its useful life and is in sufficiently poor condition to warrant the implementation of a comprehensive public realm scheme.’

Enniskillen is small town of around 14,000 people, around 130km south-west of Belfast and mostly located on an island between Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Landmarks include Enniskillen Castle, the town hall and St Macartin’s Cathedral.

The team chosen for the £380,000 contract, set to be announced in July, will deliver new paving, surfaces, signage, landscaping, street furniture, lighting and potential public art and events spaces. Areas covered by the project include Church Street, High Street, Paget Square, Regal Pass and East Bridge Place.

The deadline for applications is noon, 4 May.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Brendan Hegarty
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
The Townhall
2 Townhall Street
BT74 7BA

Tel: +44 3003031777
Email: tenders@fermanaghomagh.com

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