To regenerate the heart of Kinnegad Town, restoring its vitality and vibrancy by delivering social infrastructure, as outlined below, thus creating a sustainable and viable Town Centre that will encourage and support the local economy.
The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund requires that the final project delivers a cohesive and integrated development that is designed to: -
Figure 1: Kinnegad Regeneration Programme
Together with the Community Library and Education and Training Facility, the overall programme comprises 3 distinct projects:
Cooney Architects in a joint venture with Keys Monaghan Architects (CAKMJV) were appointed on the 31st of July 2020. This architect led design team will deliver the Community Library, Education Training Centre and Public Realm from Part 8 to construction.
Part 8 Planning Approval was approved at the December 2020 Council Meeting.
In April 2021 Westmeath County Council secured €7.6M in Rural Regeneration and Development Funding, with matched funds from Westmeath County Council a total budget of €8.5m is available to deliver the Kinnegad Regeneration Project. This project is funded under Project Ireland 2040.
The Regeneration Team in collaboration with the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) and local community groups with the aid of CAKMJV architects have now completed the detailed design of the Community Library, Education and Training Centre and Public Realm.
The Two -Phase Tender Process for the construction of the Community Library, Education and Training Centre and Public Realm commenced in March 2022.
An online Community Assessment Needs Survey to inform the deign process for the town park and community facilities commenced on the 13th October 2021 and closed on the 29th October 2021. This consultation process will directly inform the concept designs for the Community Facilities and Town Park.
The Regeneration Team can be contacted at
Regeneration Project Team,
Westmeath County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Co. Westmeath. N91 FH4N