New civic space set to open this month

An artist impression of what the new civic space will look like.

Roscommon County Council is pleased to announce that the new covered civic space area will be accessible to the public from the end of this month (February). This new exciting feature will be officially unveiled later this year as part of a formal event.

The ambition of the project has been to design and construct an innovative, architectural and artistically influenced covered civic space to the area north of the Bank of Ireland as well as providing visual enhancement to the laneways approaching the Main Street and Market Square areas of Roscommon town.

This project is the final element of the Roscommon Town Main Street and Market Square Public Realm Project, funded under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and Roscommon County Council.

The design of the covered civic space complements the strong architectural and built heritage within the Market Square, which features The Old Gaol, The Bank of Ireland and the County Museum. The facility will be a focal point of the town centre in a family friendly environment, enhancing and completing previous transformations of the town’s centre.

The new structure comprises a copper roofed covering, supported by concrete framing and a timber latticed overhead canopy.

Materials used were sourced in accordance with modern contemporary requirements for such a civic space and designed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable fashion, while complementing the town’s unique built heritage and history

Director of Services with Roscommon County Council, Mark Keaveney has hailed the project as a vital piece of infrastructure for Roscommon Town with the potential to transform the town’s commercial, cultural and social life. In doing, Mr. Keaveney says the town will have a stronger and more enduring identity to be enjoyed by all of its citizens and visitors alike.