Sunday 18 March 2018

Garda station plans almost ready

WEXFORD'S new Garda Station could be put out to tender this time next year, according to the Office of Public Works (OPW).

OPW Commissioner John McMahon and Assistant Principal Architect Ciarán O'Connor attended Monday's meeting of Wexford's Joint Policing Committee (JPC), where Mr McMahon said they are 'very close' to agreeing a final design with local Gardaí.

The new station will be located at Roxborough, beside Aiseiri on the Rosslare Road. Provisional plans for the station were put on display at the meeting.

Mr O'Connor said the station, over 6,400 square metres in size and ranging from one storey to five, will be a ' new generational' divisional HQ for the Gardaí in Wexford.

'It's a civic building, not just a barracks,' he said. There will be no hatches like the one inside the front door of the out of date Roche's Road station, instead there will be a public atrium with reception desks.'

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