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Waterford seeks North Quays public realm architect

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Planned to complete in 2019, the project will create a new pedestrian bridge over the River Suir and provide safe access to the eight hectare waterfront site from existing public roads.

An existing train station on the north bank of the city will also be relocated to the plot.

The winner of the £350,000 contract will cover all stages of the project up to completion.

Initial tasks will include a survey of existing conditions, a review of proposals and an environmental impact assessment– according to the contract notice.

Landmark buildings on the former industrial site – which has been abandoned since port activity relocated to Belview in the early 1990s – include the protected 1905 Hall’s Mill (pictured).

Other warehouses, silos and prefabricated structures on the 2.5km-long site are expected to be demolished shortly.

The latest project is part of a £23 million investment by the Irish Government which will also deliver two new office blocks, a multi-storey car park and flood defences.

Last month Ireland’s minister for housing, planning and construction designated North Quays a Strategic Development Zone.

IDOM UK won a competition organised by Ireland’s Office of Public Works for the high-profile docklands plot in 2002.

A £200 million redevelopment – backed by McInerney Homes and Kent-based developer Starnes – was also mooted in 2008 but failed to get off the ground.

The deadline for requests to participate is 4pm on 4 April.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Ali Jay
Waterford City and County Council
City Hall
The Mall

Tel: +353 51849824
Email: ajay@waterfordcouncil.ie

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