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€2million for Mallow works

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 2:35pm

Cork County Council has signed contracts to the value of almost €2 million signalling the beginning of major works for Mallow.

The contracts were signed with Cork-based Vision Contracting Ltd as part of the framework plans for extensive improvements to Mallow Castle Park, Mallow Town Park and the Spa House Park.

These works lead on from those commenced in 2019 and are valued at €1,983,800.

Works on the project will commence immediately and is envisaged to be completed by mid-2021.

The proposed development includes new public access to Mallow Castle and Mallow House with a new vehicular and pedestrian entrance at the northern boundary with Castle Park.

Additionally, 28 parking spaces will be developed, including child friendly and disabled access spaces.

The plans also include a series of accessible pathways to be constructed from the entrance through the former walled gardens to the grounds of Mallow Castle and House.

Repairs, conservation and restoration works to existing remnant stone walls, walled garden features and glasshouse will also be undertaken, as will the provision of new boundary fencing, gates and planting within the former walled gardens.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, said: “This project will deliver an incredible amenity area for locals and visitors alike, enabling everyone to connect with the regions’ rich heritage and natural beauty.

“Mallow is often considered the gateway to North Cork. With the completion of these works, it will be widely regarded as a destination in its own right,”said Cllr Linehan Foley.

Cork County Council Divisional Manager James Fogarty added: “The investment of nearly €2million in Mallow by Cork County Council represents a huge step for both the Council and for the residents and businesses of North Cork. This amenity will support an excellent quality of life locally and stimulate economic growth throughout the county.

“Combined with our investments in the region in terms of transport, housing and public realm, this development will make Mallow a centre for community, cultural and economic growth for years to come,” he concluded.

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