02 Jul 2022

Portlaoise Garda Station redevelopment to go to tender in a matter of months

Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

The tender for the long planed mult-million euro redevelopment of Portlaoise Garda Station will be issued in the coming months, according to Laois TD Charlie Flanagan. 

The Former Minister for Justice said he was informed on Tuesday that it is expected the tender for the re-development of Portlaoise Garda Station will issue in Quarter 3 of 2022.

Deputy Flanagan welcomed this update and said: “The OPW are working very closely with AGS to agree a ‘decant plan’ for Garda members and it is expected this will be agreed shortly.

Permission to commence the enabling works (e.g certain demolitions) has been obtained by OPW, so preliminary works will commence on site following a short Tender process”.

In conclusion, Deputy Flanagan said: “This is a positive step in the development of a world class Garda station for the Midlands.”

Apart from overhauling the existing building, a new extension will be built to the rear of the property.

The building also serves as the Laois Offaly Divisional HQ and it's envisaged that it will be central office for the new Laois Offaly Kildare Division.

The project will also see a new building construct for the Irish army in the prison complex in Portlaoise for use as a transit facility. Soldiers use a premises at the garda station for this purpose at present before going on duty in Portlaoise Prison.

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