Council welcomes progress on improvement works project in Malahide
Fingal County Council has welcomed the significant progress on the Village Green Improvement Works project in Malahide, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The project led by the Council’s Parks and Green Infrastructure Division is set to re-invigorate and improve the quality of the village green and to enhance the open space as an area to visit and enjoy.
The works have been undertaken by Malahide-based company Peter O’Brien & Sons Landscaping Ltd, which was awarded the contract following the conclusion of a competitive tender process.
The scheme forms part of the Public Realm Strategy for Malahide undertaken by Fingal County Council in 2014. The approved plan for the Village Green resulted from an extensive public consultation process and was designed by Murray and Associates Landscape Architecture and involves a series of public realm improvements, including the installation of new paving, street furniture, re-contouring the open space as well as planting.
The project reflects the important link between the built and natural environment, providing a wonderful redesigned space for people to enjoy both the village and the sea.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr. David Healy said: “I am delighted to see that substantial progress has been made on this project, notwithstanding the delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions. The project will provide a wonderful new focal point for both residents and visitors to Malahide and I look forward to seeing the project completed shortly.”
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly said: “Fingal County Council’s significant investment in this project will greatly enhance the core village area, providing a new and improved space for both residents and visitors to relax and enjoy. The works will strengthen the link between The Green and Malahide village while creating a strong focal point and identity within the village and enhance the coastal views that can be enjoyed from the open space.”
Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Matthew McAleese said: “The completion of this project with its improved layout and facilities will add to this popular amenity in the town for everyone to enjoy.”
Senior Parks Superintendent Kevin Halpenny said: “The involvement of the local community in the planning and design process for the redevelopment of The Green is a great example of the benefits of local input into public realm projects. The reimagined new space will be a wonderful amenity for the local community to enjoy.”