Expressions of Interest sought for Salthill Tourist Office site

Galway Daily news City Council seeks interest in Salthill promenade site

Galway City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the site of the former Tourist Information Office in Salthill to provide new economic, tourism, and community benefits to the area.

The 0.13ha site of the tourist office is next to Galway Atlantaquaria, boldly situated right on the Salthill Promenade and looking over Galway Bay.

This site has a building that was once a local Tourist Information Office. This modern single storied building is approximately 1915 sq. ft. and occupies a small portion of the site.

“This is a great opportunity for the right occupier to provide a positive impact for Salthill through the re-imagination of this site,” the council invitation states.

“Any proposal should benefit Salthill, the community on the West of the City and have a positive impact on the overall economic, tourism and community benefit of Galway.”

Galway Daily business Salthill tourist office expressions of interest

Applicants must include written proposal for the site, which includes a five year business plan, indicating how their proposal will generate economic activity for the area.

The site is zoned Recreation and Amenity in the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023.

The preferred applicant will be required to submit for planning permission for the project within 12 months of project approval

Proposals will be judged based on their compliance with the CDP objectives, contribution to local tourism and economic development, viability, previous experience of the applicant, and funding & price.

The Expressions of Interest are to be submitted by email to to the Economic Development section of Galway City Council on or before midday on November 16, 2020.