Announcement of €7.5M Funding for Urban Regeneration Project in Dundalk.

Announcement of €7.5M Funding for Urban Regeneration Project in Dundalk

Louth County Council is delighted with the announcement that €7.5M is being made available to the Council under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the regeneration of the St. Nicholas Quarter/Backlands area of Dundalk.

This project will build on the recently completed Clanbrassil Street rejuvenation project to further enhance the experience of those living, working and visiting Dundalk town centre.  The vision for the St. Nicholas Quarter/Backlands area is to create a thriving hub for the community.  The physical and visual transformation of the area will introduce new opportunities for all to enjoy walking, cycling, meeting, shopping, working, participating in events and much more.

 This project is part of a masterplan that extends from the existing Market Square northwards encompassing Clanbrassil Street Church Street, Bridge Street, Linenhall Street and the Northern


 The key objectives of the masterplan are:

  • Improving the connectivity of the streets to the surrounding area
  • Establishing street profiles and prioritising pedestrians;
  • Enhancing the heritage assets;
  • Ensuring a platform for a thriving, functioning town centre;
  • Ensuring the scheme will meet the needs of the town not just now but into the future

 Chief Executive of Louth County Council Ms. Joan Martin said “This is a key part of the masterplan for Dundalk that will enhance the area for generations to come, creating a thriving town centre that can be enjoyed by all whether working in, living in or visiting the town”

 Main innovations will include:

  • Introducing new pedestrian routes
  • Provision of access to currently landlocked brownfield sites
  • Actively encourage a mix of high-density uses in the area
  • Enhancing the northern gateway into the town
  • Improving connectivity both north-south and east-west through the area
  • Reconnect the town centre to the amenity of the Castletown River
  • Extensive planting throughout the newly rejuvenated urban quarter
  • Provision of specific spaces for innovative public art

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