About the Project
Blackhall Place Regeneration
The Blackhall Place Regeneration Project aims to create major improvements to transform Blackhall Place to benefit the Mullingar town centre as a whole. The initiative is funded through the Urban Regeneration & Development Fund (URDF), in support of sustainable development, as set out in Project Ireland 2040. Our ambition is to create a modern and dynamic urban area that bolsters activity and creates a desirable destination for people to live, work and visit, whilst respecting the town’s medieval heritage.
The Council has employed Savills as lead consultant to develop a number of development concepts and economic approaches for the regeneration of Blackhall Place. The Savills-led design team have undertaken some early investigative analysis and now wish to engage with the public, community groups and business communities of Mullingar. Through the findings of our consultation, we hope to develop a shared vision for the site that can act as a beacon for future the economic and sustainable growth in the town.
About the Site
The Blackhall Place study area (the site) is nestled within a zone largely enclosed by the Mullingar – Dublin railway line, Dominick Street/Oliver Plunkett Street, and Mount Street to the north and north-east. Located at the immediate south-eastern edge of the site is the recently built Mullingar Library and Office Buildings, amongst other civic uses.
Site Plan. Click image to enlarge Pinch to zoom
Access to the site is drawn from a number of points. The main vehicle access is provided from the southern access road, feeding off Mount Street. Additional access is also provided from Dominick Place, Railway Row and Blackhall Street, with pedestrian-only access provided along Meeting House Lane. Currently the majority of the Council owned site is used as a surface level car park. In total, the site outlined measures approximately 5.71ha (14.11acres).