Taoiseach to visit city next week to launch massive redevelopment project
By COLIN BARTLEY
AN TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar is to visit Kilkenny next week, to officially launch the Brewhouse Refurbishment project at the Abbey Creative Quarter in the city.
The Taoiseach will arrive on-site next Thursday morning. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will also be at the launch.
They will also be attending the opening of the new IFAC offices, the Accountant and Financial advisers based in Danville, Kilkenny.
The pair will first visit the Brewhouse site, which once completed, will provide much-needed office space in the city.
Construction on the landmark Abbey Quarter in the heart of Kilkenny city recently commenced.
The project will bring the Brewhouse back into use as offices and is expected to be ready for fit-out by summer 2020.
Meanwhile, the upgrade to public space along Horse Barrack Lane and the creation of Brewhouse Square to the rear of the Brewhouse building will also get underway.
Mythen Construction has been appointed to carry out the works following a public tendering process.
Kilkenny County Council recently announced plans to convert the Mayfair, the former Ballroom, into a public library in tandem with works on the Brewhouse plans. Subject to planning, work should commence on the Mayfair conversion early in 2020.
Work on the Riverside Park and skateboard area will get underway before the end of this year.