Work on an expansion of the Regional Headquarters for the OPW in Headford is progressing, with tenders for the construction contract expected to be issued within weeks.
Galway East TD Seán Canney said that enabling works for the project, including the provision of temporary accommodation, should be completed in a matter of weeks.
Planning permission for the main project has already been secured, and “the pre-qualification of the main contractors is complete. The Minister expects construction to commence onsite in Spring 2021,” Canney said.
“I welcome this progress with this major investment in Headford. It will copperfasten Headford as the Regional Headquarters and maintain employment in the area.”
The new building for the OPW will also enhance the streetscape in Headford he added.
The full project involves the demolition of two existing office buildings at the south end of the site, to be replaced with a two storey, L-shaped office block with a floor area of 1,226m².
Another, smaller office block consisting of training and conference facilities will be altered and refurbished, while a maintenance fitting workshop will be replaced with one double the height.
“The OPW provide employment opportunities for many local people and this development which I initiated when in the Ministerial role is an important investment for Headford’.