‘A really terrific day for Enniscorthy’ is how Chamber Vice President and Municipal Authority Chairperson, Councillor Barbara-Ann Murphy described the recent ‘Breaking of Ground’ ceremony at the town’s new Technology Park. The symbolic ceremony was performed by Minister of State for Law Reform at the Department of Justice, James Browne T.D. and was attended by, among others, Tom Enright, Chief Executive, Wexford County Council, Ms. Maree Lyng, President, Enniscorthy and District Chamber and Mr. Michael Bennett of the Bennett Group, main contractors for the development.
The breaking of ground marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Park’s development. All ground works have now been completed and the first of two ‘passive’ buildings that are the first Nearly Zero Energy Commercial structures on the island of Ireland will get underway shortly.
The pandemic lockdown(s) have caused delays in the actual start date for the buildings, acknowledged the Municipal Authority Chairperson, “so it is important we see progress on this site which will house upwards of 1,000 people when the buildings are completed”.
The planned new bridge over the River Slaney, part of the Enniscorthy Flood Defence Scheme, will be constructed on the edge of the Technology Park which will very obviously enhance the attractiveness of the Park as a location of choice for businesses seeking office space outside of Dublin and elsewhere in the South East.