Decision due on €20 million shopping centre in Tullamore

Justin Kelly

Reporter:

Justin Kelly

Email:

news@offalyexpress.ie

Decision due on €20 million shopping centre in Tullamore

Decision due on €20 million shopping centre in Tullamore

A decision is due on a planning application for a €20 million commercial development at the old Coen's site on Church Road, Tullamore.

The development has long been mooted since the sale of the site last year and the new 'Riverside Centre' looks set to include a shopping centre, residential units, a cinema, restaurants and cafés if given the go-ahead.

The site changed hands last year with the move of Fitzpatrick's garage from the area out to the Portarlington road freeing up the land for the ambitious project, which is being led by a number of local businessmen.

It comes at a time Lidl are also building a brand new state-of-the-art store in the same area, across from Kelly's toy store on the Church Road. 

The construction of the new mixed-use centre will create over 200 jobs with further positions create during the construction phase. 

The development would also feature a residential element with eight residential apartments in the pipeline.

The decision is due on Tuesday next, April 30.