Wexford County Council’s plans to comprehensively regenerate the Wexford Town Quays took a significant step forward today when the Council signed a contract with Scott Tallon Walker Architects to prepare a Regeneration Plan for the entire area.
The Plan extends to more than 130 acres, covering the area between the North & South Main Streets and the Quayfront, and also extending from 1798 Street to Trinity Wharf.
Speaking at today’s signing, Mayor of Wexford Frank Staples described the Plan vision as “defining and enhancing those characteristics that would entice investment in Wexford”. He added “The Wexford Quays area has tremendous potential to attract investment to Wexford and to act as a driver of economic activity for the entire town. This Plan will provide a path to unlock that potential and as it unfolds, it will also provide a vehicle for consultation and consideration of many different options and opportunities for this highly important area of Wexford Town”
Tony Larkin, Director of Services at Wexford County Council, explained how the process of rejuvenating the Quays area will work. “The regeneration project will include the preparation of a Spatial Implementation and Economic Development Plan” said Mr. Larkin.” This plan will be prepared by Scott Tallon Walker and will involve considerable stakeholder consultation. We anticipate that the completion of this ambitious regeneration project will result in significant improvements in vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the plan area, facilitate regeneration of disused sites and create important linkages between the Quayfront and the North & South Main Streets.
The overall project area also includes the development of Trinity Wharf and the Crescent area and these, together with other key sites within the Plan area, will act as strong attractors for new business to Wexford”.
The overall project will be funded through a partnership arrangement between Wexford County Council and private business investment with part-funding by the European Regional Development Fund.