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Birr Public Realm 2009-2013. Work achieved to date. In partnership with…. We wish to thank the following groups for their support and assistance in the physical development and enhancement of this beautiful town: Birr Chamber of Commerce Birr Tidy Town Association Birr Lions Club

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Birr public realm 2009 2013

Birr Public Realm 2009-2013

Work achieved to date


In partnership with

In partnership with…

We wish to thank the following groups for their support and assistance in the physical development and enhancement of this beautiful town:

  • Birr Chamber of Commerce

  • Birr Tidy Town Association

  • Birr Lions Club

  • Birr Castle and Demesne

  • Birr Historical Society

  • Irish Georgian Society

  • Heritage Council

  • Offaly Local Development Company

  • Shannon Development

  • Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

  • Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

  • Offaly County Council


1 castle street before

1. Castle Street - Before


1 castle street after

1. Castle Street - After

Key Points

  • Vegetation reduced improving views of Castle walls

  • Unnecessary signage removed

  • Damaged railings stored

  • High limestone kerb provided to enhance bend and increase safety

  • Corner pavement widened

  • Road marking to be provided


2 column restoration

2. Column Restoration

  • Key Points

  • Civic Structures Grant €34,000

  • Stone conservation works


3 old church and graveyards

3. Old Church and Graveyards

  • Key Points

  • Looking at mechanism for controlled access after conservation of the tower

  • Part of general graveyard works

  • Continued management scheme


4 camcor river park

4. Camcor River Park

  • Key Points

  • LAMA award 2012

  • New pathways and footbridge provided

  • Additional future proposals

  • Enhancing setting (Roscrea approach)

  • Improved signage


5 gateways landscaping before

5. Gateways – Landscaping Before


5 gateways landscaping after

5. Gateways – Landscaping After

  • Key Points

  • Signage removed

  • Roadway reordered

  • Walkways provided with raised tree lined bank

  • Cycle ways positioned between raised banked, box hedge belt


6 gateways sculpture

6. Gateways - Sculpture

Consultation took place, Steel elements underway, Plan to install in May 2013


7 gateways advertising signage

7. Gateways – Advertising Signage


8 frontage improvements before

8. Frontage Improvements - Before


8 frontage improvements after

8. Frontage Improvements - After


9 shopfront enhancement scheme

9. Shopfront Enhancement Scheme


10 street signage

10. Street Signage

Ongoing


13 neighbourhood spaces

13. Neighbourhood Spaces


14 birr town trail updated

14. Birr Town Trail - Updated


15 cycle network

15. Cycle Network


16 derelict sites

16. Derelict Sites

  • 16 Derelict Site Notices sent out last year

  • Approximately 9 have since carried out improvement works

  • Follow up letters, meetings and discussions with Tidy Towns


18 sports and leisure

18. Sports and Leisure

Skateboard park committee

  • Active age park


Birr public realm 2013 proposals

Birr Public Realm 2013 Proposals

RMcK


A roofscape improvements

A. Roofscape Improvements

  • Proposals by BTC to provide roofscape improvements in the form of gutter cleaning along Main Street and adjoining areas.


B cornmarket sq church st main st

B. Cornmarket Sq – Church St – Main St

In Progress


Cornmarket square sketch proposals

Cornmarket Square - Sketch Proposals


C emmet square

C. Emmet Square


Proposed traffic and pedestrian movement

Proposed Traffic and Pedestrian Movement

Two way traffic

  • One way traffic -Connaught Street

    One way traffic – The Green, Main Street

    Controlled vehicular access

    Pedestrian route – Castle, Church Street to Main Street

    Public Car Park

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P

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A square for people

A Square for People


Emmet square sketch proposals

Banagher

Tullamore

Emmet Square – Sketch Proposals

Bus

Bus

Roscrea

RMcK

Main Street


D main street

D. Main Street


Emmet square main street sketch proposals

Emmet Square / Main Street – Sketch Proposals

RMcK


Sculptural spheres

Sculptural Spheres


E the green

Public Realm Plan

E. The Green


The green tree planting

The Green - Tree Planting


The green sketch proposals

The Green – Sketch Proposals

RMcK


The green sketch proposals1

The Green - Sketch Proposals

RMcK


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