Westmeath County Council has awarded the contract for the Kinnegad Community Library and Education and Training Centre to Coolsivna Construction Ltd. The contract will restore and extend the Old School House in Kinnegad.
Westmeath County Council’s Chief Executive, Pat Gallagher, said “Westmeath County Council is eagerly anticipating delivery of this first phase of the Kinnegad Regeneration Plan which in partnership with the Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board will provide a modern library, with a variety of community spaces, a changing places facility and amenities. This is the first of a number of amenities to be delivered by our regeneration team in Kinnegad.”
Councillor Aengus O’Rourke, Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council welcomed the signing of this contract with Coolsivna Construction Ltd as a significant investment in Kinnegad. Councillor O’Rourke said, “I look forward to the completion of this project which will deliver much needed amenities in Kinnegad, giving a huge improvement both in terms of social and economic development. The co-operation of Westmeath County Council and Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board is welcomed and the return of the Old School House in Kinnegad to full use as a Community Library and Education and Training centre will provide a springboard for the regeneration of Kinnegad”
Liz Lavery, Chief Executive, Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board welcomed this significant step in delivering the Kinnegad Further Education and Training Centre. She expressed the delight of Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board to be involved and looked forward to “the delivery of essential education and training in a revitalised and re-imagined School House.”
Mary Stuart, County Librarian, Westmeath County Council stated, “The delivery of a modern community library providing quality services and amenities, far beyond that of the traditional library, will support and strengthen the community of Kinnegad.”
This project is being funded through Project Ireland 2040 and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) from the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Westmeath County Council’s Regeneration Project team is grateful for the patience and understanding of our businesses and citizens throughout the period of the works and will communicate any key information through the Council’s Website and social media channels as the project progresses.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 20/02/2023