€18.4m to progress Trinity Wharf

By Dan Walsh

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has announced €74 million for the South-East under ‘Call 2’ of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and Trinity Wharf in Wexford town is included with welcome funding of €18.4 million.

An artist’s impression of Trinity Wharf in Wexford. Image wexfordcoco.ie

The 10-acre Trinity Wharf project is central to Wexford County Council’s ambitious plans to attract foreign direct investment and high-quality employment opportunities to County Wexford. With overall project investment estimated at €120 million, including €26 million of public investment, the huge regeneration project is central to the long-term regeneration and enhancement of Wexford town and environs by creating a new urban quarter for the south of Wexford town with new links to the Crescent and town centre area.

Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Ger Carthy described the funding announcement as “a truly significant milestone in Wexford’s economic development. “It means that Wexford County Council’s ambition to develop Trinity Wharf as a multi-use regeneration project of regional scale has now become a reality,” he added.

Mayor of Wexford Cllr Leonard Kelly said; “Regeneration projects such as Trinity Wharf are all about making these areas more attractive places in which to live, work, visit and invest.” 

Chief Executive of Wexford County Council Mr. Tom Enright described Trinity Wharf as one of the most exciting and ambitious economic developments projects ever proposed in the county. “Trinity Wharf is an example of how the local authority has taken a diverse set of needs, including economic, social and recreational and integrated these into a progressive, modern, fit-for-purpose multi-use development project that can transform the economic and social landscape of County Wexford” said Mr. Enright.

The Council acquired the site in 2016 and prepared a masterplan and preliminary designs for the creation of a high-quality mixed-use development of modern office space, hotel accommodation, multi-storey carparking, a landmark cultural and events multi-use building together with dozens of residential units, a new marina and a boardwalk linking Trinity Wharf to Paul Quay and the Crescent.

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