Carrickmacross Town Council invited submissions by developers to provide new civic offices on its site on the edge of the town.
HPA were invited by the JV Contractor to prepare an outline design concept to be submitted to the Council as part of the overall contractor’s proposal. The team were successful in securing the commission due to a combination of design quality and the financial development proposal. We worked on this project for a 2 year period, developing the fully detailed design for 11 buildings within this 40 acre site to RIBA Stage 4. The scheme centred around the new combined civic offices and library building as the main focal point to a civic square. Around the square were positioned 2 mixed use apartment & retail buildings and 2 office buildings, all 3 storeys. Elsewhere on the site were positioned further residential buildings and a hotel. The property crash of 2007 has meant that the project has been placed on hold for the foreseeable future.