I welcome further progress on the expansion of the Office of Public Works (OPW) Regional Headquarters in Headford.
“I have been informed that the OPW have issued the Letter of Intent to the successful building contractor to place the contract for the works”.
“The works include the refurbishment of the existing office and the extension to create a modern fit for purpose Regional Headquarters for the OPW in Headford”.
“The Investment is expected to be in excess of €4.5 million. This is positive news as there will be local construction workers and sub-contractors employed during construction and the project will ensure that the OPW Regional Office serving Galway and Mayo will remain located permanently in Headford and consolidates the OPW presence in the town”.
“Having issued the letter of Intent the next stage is for the OPW to issue the letter of acceptance to the successful contractor. Following on from the acceptance letter being issued it is expected works will commence on site . I expect this to happen in the summer”.
The new two storey office block with a floor area of 1,226 sq. meters will be fronted onto St. Georges Street at the Square in the town and will greatly enhance the streetscape in the Square”.
“This project, which I initiated when I was Minister, will create a modern office space facility for the OPW technical,management, administrative and engineering staff to deliver flood relief schemes and drainage maintenance schemes for the region. The new facility will also be easier for public accessibility ”.