Cork County Council Signs Contracts for Two Landmark Projects for Mallow

A group of people signing contracts

Cork County Council has signed contracts for two significant projects for Mallow which are set to get underway over the summer months. The projects mark a further step in the ongoing development of the town’s historic landmarks and recreational spaces.

Leading on from works undertaken in recent years with the development of the playground and walled gardens in Mallow Castle Grounds, Cork County Council has appointed Cumnor Construction Ltd of Blarney, Cork to undertake roof restoration works at Mallow Castle House. The contract valued at €1,607,618 including VAT will see works commence immediately and are envisaged to be complete by late 2024. 

The restoration works are being undertaken as part of Cork County Council’s framework plan for an integrated park network, landmark amenity and tourist destination for Mallow Castle Park, Mallow Town Park and the Spa House Park. 

The Council has also announced that works on a new Skate Park on Park Road, Mallow are set to begin next month. Following a competitive tender process, Browne Bros Site Services Ltd. of Carrigadrohid, Co. Cork have been awarded the construction contract and will bring extensive experience in the construction of several similar projects throughout the country. The total cost of the project is €274,979 including VAT and works are due to be completed by October 2023. 

Cork County Council was successful in receiving a grant of €150,000 from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Sports Capital & Equipment Program (SCEP) for the construction of the new Skate Park.

Speaking at the contract signing, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre O’Brien said “The signing of these contracts for Mallow Castle House and the new Skate Park is a momentous occasion for Mallow and the surrounding region. These projects will further enhance Mallow’s potential as a tourism destination and will enhance the quality of life of the local community. I look forward to seeing both projects progress and the positive changes they will bring to Mallow.”

Deputy Chief Executive of Cork County Council, James Fogarty said, “The restoration of Mallow Castle House is a testament to the Council’s dedication to preserving our historical assets, ensuring their longevity for generations to come. These works form part of our framework plan which includes developing the existing gardens and historic landscape at Mallow Castle together with the main Mallow Town Park and the Spa House Park. The plan allows for the phased and incremental development of the Castle Grounds and Park as a regional tourism destination and local asset, while the new Skate Park will provide a vibrant space for young people to enjoy outdoor activity.”