The Market House in Castleblayney is the most significant building in the town, its vacancy and dereliction for more than 20 years have left a marked impact on Castleblayney, in terms of public pride and perception of the town, the relationship between residents and Monaghan County Council and the deterioration and vacancy levels in the surrounding streets.
An in-depth public engagement programme has identified priorities for a redeveloped Market House. A redeveloped Market House and a redesigned Market Square presents a unique and exciting opportunity to consolidate and support the town centre of Castleblayney, to be a catalyst for economic and social life in the town, and a worthy source of pride for Castleblayney residents.
The Vision presented in the report for a regenerated Market House and Market Square is one to sustain the building’s significance for centuries to come.
This report will be used in the appointment of a full design team to develop the proposals to detailed design stage in order to apply for development consent and in applications for funding to ensure successful delivery of this project.
A redeveloped Market House and Market Square will be a transformative project in Castleblayney, it will bring employment, social and civic spaces back into the heart of the town, and will have impact far beyond the footprint of the building.