The KCC Committee is delighted to announce that Meath County Council was awarded first prize in the Sustainable Communities and Placemaking category at the Irish Planning Institute gala national awards ceremony at Clontarf Castle in recent weeks for our project.
Our project was selected ahead of four other projects in the category by the judging panel which included IPI president Mary Mac Mahon, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland president Charlotte Sheridan, Henk van der Kamp, Secretary General of the ECTP-CEU, the umbrella organisation for spatial planning institutes in Europe, Terry Prendergast, former board member of An Bord Pleanála and John O’Hara former Dublin City Council Planning Officer.
Our now award-winning project involves the provision of a Community Centre, playground and village square alongside thirteen homes for local people. This development will provide much needed facilities for the growing population in the area.
We are delighted that our project has been recognised by the IPI and we are grateful to Meath County Council for putting our project forward for the award, and for their support in moving the development forward over a number of years. We also thank McKevitt King, our architects, Ger Fahy Planning and the design team for the design solution proposed. Our project is the fruit of the labour of many committee members and volunteers over the years, and we are delighted that their efforts have been recognised with this prestigious award.
The Kilcloon Community Centre Committee was represented at the gala awards ceremony by Ger Fahy of Ger Fahy planning (pictured above).