CONSTRUCTION work is set to get underway next month on a multi-million-euro commercial development in Castlebar town centre.
Local businessmen Dermot Fadden and Ivan Carroll have confirmed their impressive revitalisation of the former Lavelle’s Bakery and Upper Crust sites at Main Street will get underway towards the end of May.
MVS Construction have been appointed the main contractors for a project that has been a number of years in the planning.
Mr. Fadden, proprietor of the Sixth Sense men’s fashion company, is developing a major retail outlet at the location while Mr. Carroll, head of the Bay Leaf Restaurant in Turlough, is converting the old bakery into a riverside restaurant.
The project will see the demolition of Fadden’s Fashion Shop at Linenhall Street into order to create a link into the new retail area as well as linking into the riverside walk which will be extended along the river during the construction works.
In welcoming the construction start date, local Councillor Cyril Burke said the investment will restore confidence in the town centre and lead to further developments.
“The new businesses are expected to be open to the public by the end of May 2020 and will completely transform the location,” he added.
It is understood that plans are in the pipeline by the Staunton family in respect of the nearby former arcade site, which was recently demolished