Tullamore Public Realm Enhancement

The works consisted of extensive public realm enhancement works in the centre of Tullamore Town including the realignment of streets, paving, drainage, street furniture, lighting, landscaping, the undergrounding of existing overhead services and the installation of a pedestrian footbridge. The works were undertaken on a phased basis within the heart of the town centre including High Street, Bridge Street, O’Connor Square, Tanyard Lane, William Street, Church Street, Columcille Street, Distillery Lane, Patrick Street and Harbour Street, involving extensive pedestrian and vehicular traffic management.

O’Connor Square was completely re-configured, which included the construction of a new internal road to connect Bridge Street to Tanyard Lane.

The completed high quality surface finishing consisted of approx. 6,000m2 of Portuguese granite paving and Irish limestone banding, together with 1,800m of granite kerbing. Road surfacing involved 8,000m2 of SMA to the realigned carriageways.

A key feature of the project was the installation of a new 17m Long Steel Pedestrian Bridge over the Tullamore River, which included stainless steel balustrade infilled with 18mm laiminate glass. Underside of handrail included LED lighting strips.