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Exciting development plan for Nenagh shop

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 4:20pm
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Exciting development plan for Nenagh shop

Emma Pillion, Property Director, Mr Price Branded Bargains, with Labour TD Alan Kelly at Price's site at Martyr's Road, Nenagh.

Exciting development plan for Nenagh shop

Emma Pillion, Property Director, Mr Price Branded Bargains, with Labour TD Alan Kelly at Price's site at Martyr's Road, Nenagh.

Mr Price has lodged an exciting redevelopment plan for its site at Martyr’s Road, Nenagh, with Tipperary County Council.

The proposed redevelopment includes a substantial extension to the existing Mr Price facility and revisions to the exterior of the shop for a modern, more appealing finish. The application is seeking permission to demolish a disused building on the subject site and to extend the existing shop. The proposals also contain requests to clad the newly extended structure in a high-quality architectural panel, the addition of one sign on the front façade of the property and for a new totem pole on Martyr’s Road.

TD Alan Kelly welcomes the regeneration of the subject site and looks forward to the new-look Martyr's Road upon completion of the works. He said it will really provide a much-needed boost to the frontage and will help realise the planning authority's desire for a pedestrian-friendly zone in the town centre. The plans for the front of the site on Martyr’s Road mirror a new public shared surface area to the front of the site, which Lidl has already commenced works on at the adjoining site.

“The new shared surface on the Mr Price site will ensure that the high standards on Martyr’s Road currently being set by Lidl will continue across our site, bringing the public along a safe pedestrian route towards the main streets of Nenagh,” said Property Director with Mr Price, Emma Pillion.

The redevelopment of the Mr Price site was spurred on by the application by Lidl to construct their new store on the former O’Connor’s Shopping Centre site, which is due to open in the last quarter of 2018. It is generally acknowledged that when one area on a road undergoes regeneration, it has a knock-on effect on others in the immediate area and Mr Price was excited by Lidl’s plans and decided to bring forward their redevelopment of the site to facilitate the regeneration of the entire stretch of that side of Martyr’s Road.

Mr Price has prepared its plans in consultation with local representatives in the area and Lidl, and will continue to engage with Lidl throughout the process to ensure the end result is the best possible outcome for both Nenagh town and the public.

“Mr Price welcomed the great work being done by TD Alan Kelly in relation to facilitating negotiations between the relevant parties and providing assistance locally, where required. County Tipperary is lucky to have such an active TD working for the people and we’re all hoping for a positive outcome to the planning process so the much-needed works can commence as soon as possible. Mr Price has traded really well in Nenagh and we would like to show our gratitude to the county council and the public by doing our bit for the community and the public realm” said Ms Pillion.

Mr Price currently employs 22 people in the existing store in Nenagh and expects the redevelopment to give rise directly to an additional 15 jobs in the new store. Mr Price employs approximately 80 staff directly in Mr Price stores throughout County Tipperary and almost 800 staff nationwide.

A decision on the application is due on May 28th and Mr Price is hopeful that the principle of the redevelopment will be acceptable to the planning authority as the company is eager to commence redevelopment works on the subject site without delay.


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