Tubbercurry Public Realm Enhancements Project – Part 8  

MKO secured planning permission via the Part 8 Planning Process for public realm enhancements within the town centre of Tubbercurry, comprising the redevelopment of the former Mary Brennan’s building to create a new multi-use public building, public realm enhancements to Wolfe Tone Square, Teeling Street and Mountain Road, including increased pedestrian areas and connectivity through the town, a new shelter/covered space, new street furniture, hard and soft landscaping, road realignments and alterations to car parking around Wolfe Tone Square, Teeling Street and Mountain Road, realignments to The Lane (LS 8705-0) and the R294, and development of bus half-set down areas on Wolfe Tone Square and Teeling Street on behalf of Sligo County Council.

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Project challenges

After delivering the Tubbercurry’s Town Centre first plan, MKO progressed with one of the key elements of that plan: the Tubbercurry Public Realm Enhancement Scheme. The scheme seeks to reimagine the public space at the heart of Tubbercurry, creating a vibrant area for people to meet, shop, socialise, and live. The redesign includes an enhanced multifunctional public square with a covered space, traffic calming measures, reallocation of space to pedestrians, lighting upgrades, and bus set-down areas. Key challenges at the forefront of the project related to the community’s involvement and public perception, particularly regarding reducing car parking in the town centre. Much consideration was given to appropriate parking proposals and community engagement. During the public consultation within the formal application process, approximately 370 submissions were made by the local community, the majority of which were overwhelmingly positive and supportive of the proposed development.

Main services provided


Planning advice

Provision of planning advice to the multi-disciplinary design team and coordination of the planning application.


Ecological advice

Provision of ecological advice, surveys and reporting in respect of the proposed development.

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