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Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Council appoints design consultants for Omeath regeneration scheme

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Photographed signing contracts for the Design of the Omeath Placemaking Scheme are: Back row: Terry Hamilton Public Realm Architect LCC, Thomas McEvoy A/Director of Services LCC.Front: Kevin McGann Landscape Architect - BDP, Joan Martin Chief Executive - LCC, Michael Mullen Principal and Architect BDP.

Louth County Council has announced the appointment of BDP Ltd as the Architectural Lead Design Consultants for a project to regenerate the heart of the village with improvements to the public realm.

It is hoped that the scheme, it’s called the Omeath Placemaking Scheme, will build on the huge tourist potential of the village with the Great Eastern Greenway running through its heart. 

Landscape Architect Kevin McGann from BDP said they are delighted to be involved in this exciting project that will bring an enhanced public realm to Omeath.

“We look forward to working with Louth County Council and the local community to deliver on the aspirations and objectives for the scheme” he said.

“The planned works will enhance the experience of people visiting and living in the village with the increased prioritisation of pedestrians and traffic calming measures, thus creating a far more environmentally sustainable village. 

“The combination of these improvements and the greenway will create a highly attractive visiting experience for walkers and cyclists alike.

“This scheme will provide the opportunity for all to really enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area, and create opportunities for businesses in the village to cater for the anticipated increased numbers visiting the village to enjoy all that this unique location has to offer.”  

Thomas McEvoy, Director of Services for Louth County Council, said that the appointment of BDP is a significant milestone in the project.

“The placemaking scheme will allow Louth County Council to build on the huge tourist potential of the county and in particular the village of Omeath, with its stunning natural beauty and key location on the Great Eastern Greenway” he said. 

“This project will enhance the lives of the people living in the village and surrounding area and bring much needed economic development that will sustain the village into the future”.

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