€9.52 million funding for Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Energy in Nenagh Town Centre

Nenagh is set for a welcome funding boost following the announcement of €9,525,000 to regenerate the town under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund.

The plan aims to regenerate a 10 hectare brownfield site within the urban core at Martyr’s Road. The first phase of the development will consist of the construction of a Net zero building to accommodate the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Energy along with associated road and street infrastructure including cycleways, pedestrian linkage and connectivity.

The second phase of the project will consist of the construction of a mix of two and three storey residential units and the delivery of an educational campus/training centre co-located with the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Energy.

The third and final phase will involve the development and integration of the remaining lands for commercial, retail and additional residential development. The 1565 sqm centre will be Ireland’s very first New Zero Embodied Carbon Building which will produce more energy than it uses.

The project is expected to create over 130 social and sustainable energy jobs in the town notwithstanding the construction and ancillary jobs that will be created during the construction phase.

The centrepiece of this development will be the master planning and complete regeneration of the Martyr’s Road Quarter into a multi-functional neighbourhood involving the creation of a new Civic Space adjacent to the Franciscan Friary with low-carbon housing in a mix of two and three storey buildings with a new educational campus and training centre co-located with the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Energy.