I have received confirmation that the refurbishment of the old library and conversion into an Intreo Centre for Social Welfare services for Tuam and the North Galway region will be completed in the coming weeks. These offices will supplement the social protection offices in Church View which will remain in place.
Finna Construction from Cong are the Building Contractors, and they are now at the final stages of construction and the works are expected to be complete in the coming months.
“The project represents an investment of approximately €3 million in the centre of Tuam and will bring back into use an iconic building in the centre of the town”.
The works will include the conversion of the Library building into offices for the Department of Social Protection as a one stop shop for social welfare services, the installation of a lift to all floors and the complete rewiring and new heating installation to meet modern standards.
The project is being managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Department of Social Protection.
“In my role as Minister of the Office of Public Works, I was delighted to bring forward this project and I am delighted to see the project come to a successful conclusion”.