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Appointment of a design team for a new Library in Clonmel

A full design team has been appointed to progress the design and planning phases of the new Library for Clonmel. Tipperary County Council have appointed ABK as the lead architect for the proposed new Library in Clonmel on the current site in Mick Delahunty Square.
Founded in 1961, ABK Architects is a design-led practice with an international reputation for the delivery of buildings of the highest quality. Renowned for its work in many fields including housing, education, healthcare, office and work-space as well as public buildings and the arts, the practice’s imaginative approach has led to a succession of acclaimed buildings. Recent projects include Kilmallock Library and Area Office, Roscommon County Council’s Civic Offices and the Library Building for Munster Technological University.
The current Library in Clonmel has served the citizens of Tipperary very well for nearly four decades and is the busiest Library in Co. Tipperary with over 100,000 visitors every year. However, the design and layout of the building now presents a number of challenges and the current Library no longer has the capacity to fully meet customers needs. The new Library will be a transformational Library which will be built on the current site in Mick Delahunty Square. The new Library will be built over 2 floors possibly extending to 3 floors. It will be a high-quality building which will be flexible and adaptable. This will allow the new Library to be a cultural and social inclusion hub, playing a pivotal role in strengthening community identity and promoting civic participation.
The Mayor of Clonmel Borough District, Cllr Pat English said “The appointment of a design team for a new Library in Clonmel is a very positive step for the town. We are proud of the strong tradition of our Library Service in Clonmel. I am delighted that such a transformational building is a step closer and I very much welcome the fact that the new Library will remain on the current site in the town”.
The Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, Roger Kennedy said “It is a day of pride to see such a positive development for Clonmel. Every community deserves a quality public library service and every member of the community is entitled to access to these services. I believe this appointment again demonstrates Tipperary County Council’s commitment to providing the best possible public services for our citizens.”

The Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath stated “I welcome the appointment of the design team for a new Library for Clonmel. This important milestone demonstrates Tipperary County Council’s commitment to providing a new Library for Clonmel. The appointment of the integrated design team is a key moment in the project and I have no doubt that ABK will deliver a transformational project.”

Back Row (L-R): Carol Creighton, Clonmel District Administrator, Anne Marie Mullins, Branch Manager, Clonmel Library, Damien Dullaghan, County Librarian, Brian Beck, Director of Services. Front Row (L-R): Cllr Siobhán Ambrose, Cllr Pat English, Mayor of Clonmel Borough, Cllr Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach, Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive, Tipperary County Council, John Parker, Director, ABK Architects.

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