€300 million allocated for town’s development

WEXFORD town is to benefit from €300 million worth of development that is underway or in the planning process.

Details of the plans will be unveiled at a Hub Towns conference in Wexford this Friday.

Organised by Wexford Borough Council and Wexford County Council, in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce, the conference will be brought up-to-date on the major growth the town has seen in the past five years.

Wexford has been designated a Hub Town under the Government’s National Spatial Strategy and is to benefit from the relocation of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Among the developments currently planned are a €200m Trinity Wharf commercial/residential development on a riverside site.

Tesco is to build a €20m-plus shopping complex on the old Pierce’s Factory site and White’s Hotel is to undergo a €45m redevelopment while the Theatre Royal, the home of the Wexford Festival Opera, will get a €30m facelift.

The conference, to be held in the Talbot Hotel, will be opened by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr Dick Roche TD.

“Wexford town has achieved phenomenal growth over the past five years and this is only the start,” said County Manager Eddie Breen.

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