Remodelling O'Connell Street

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Following a competitive process Limerick City & County Council (LC&CC) has secured €4.1 million in European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) via the Designated Urban Centre Grants Scheme, this fund is administered by the Southern Regional Assembly. The fund was established to enhance the architectural heritage of our cities and towns while encouraging sustainable development which boosts the economic, social and environmental conditions within Irish urban areas. Most importantly, this fund investment will help to improve the quality of life of the communities that live, work and socialise in our urban centres.

 

The LUCROC project, which is currently at Feasibility Concept Phase, is now supported by council and brings the estimated investment to approximately €9.1 million. This commitment to the revitalisation of O’Connell Street, the heart of the Limerick/Shannon gateway, will result in quantifiable improvements to urban mobility and the urban environment.

 

This vision will be achieved through a specially targeted infrastructure and citizen investment programme specifically designed for O’Connell Street (the area between the junctions of Denmark Street and Barrington Street, approximately 786 metres in length).

 

The programme aims to;

  • improve the public realm,
  • regenerate the urban fabric,
  • reduce air pollution
  • and promote noise reduction.

 

In addition, based on our work as Ireland’s First Smarter Travel Demonstration Area 2012-2016, we will advance actions to promote walking, cycling, electric vehicle use and public transport to, from and within O’Connell Street. Smarter travel information will also be introduced to the urban centre in formats required by our citizens.

 

As mentioned we are now at Feasibility Concept Phase. The objective of this phase is to identify key constraints, to develop feasible options and to carry out a comprehensive assessment. With your support we will decide upon a preferred programme of action which will form the basis for the detailed design to follow. We are writing to you to inform you of the status of the LUCROC project and to invite you to have YOUR say.

 

Following a competitive process LC&CC have now appointed Arup as design consultants, whilst Nicholas de Jong & Associates will provide architectural expertise. The LUCROC team will be supported by a range of experts external and internal to LC&CC in order to support the design and delivery of the project.

 

 

For further information:

Contact: David Healy - Project Manager LUCROC

  • Email: LUCROC@arup.com
  • Telephone: +353 (0) 61 557 100
  • Address: Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick V94 EH90

 

All other queries:

For all other queries please do get in touch and a member of our team will be able to assist

Announcements

Public Consultation: Emerging Preferred Options

LST Admin 6 months 2 days ago

Join us Tuesday 20th June at City Hall, Merchants Quay from 16:00 to 19.30 for a consultation evening in relation to the preferred design options for O'Connell St as part of the LUCROC project.

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Roadworks - O’Connell Street R526 between Barrington St. and Roches St. from Tuesday 2nd May 2017 until Tuesday 16th May 2017

LST Admin 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Limerick City and County Council advise motorists, road users, business and commercial premises that roadworks will operate on O’Connell Street between Barrington St. and Roches St. between 10am and 4pm and 7pm and 7am, Monday – Saturday from 2nd May 2017 – 16th May 2017. These roadworks...

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Site investigations to get underway as part of multi-million euro rejuvenation of Limerick’s premier street.

LST Admin 7 months 3 weeks ago

 Site investigation works are due to get underway on O’Connell Street in the coming weeks as part of the €9 million redevelopment of Limerick’s premier street.The works are required to determine the location of services such as water and electricity and the condition of the crown of the coal vaults...

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Public Consultation 06/12/16

LST Admin 10 months 1 week ago

Have YOUR Say!Following a public consultation at the Hunt Museum on the 06.12.16 we have begun to receive YOUR comments. Thank you! If you missed out feel free to view information in relation to the movement options for O'Connell Street available to download below including:Introduction:Public...

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Limerick Urban Centre Revitalisation

LST Admin 10 months 1 week ago

About:The revitalisation of O’Connell Street, the heart of the Limerick/Shannon gateway, will result in quantifiable improvements to urban mobility and the urban environment. The LUCROC team is now seeking information from YOU and YOUR community in order to realise a place, which helps us improve...

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