Athlone, Church Street Enhancement Works (Westmeath) 2016
SYSTRA Ltd assisted Westmeath County Council in the preparation of a public realm enhancement plan for Church Street in the centre of Athlone Town. The overall aim of the scheme was to transform the core of Athlone Town Centre to a more attractive destination for people to live, work, visit and socialise.
A number of alternative public realm/traffic management solutions were developed and assessed for Church Street and the surrounding town centre. The optimal solution was developed for a Part 8 Planning application and a public consultation event held to address recommended proposals and changes. As part of the scope SYSTRA undertook the detailed design of the three main junctions in the town centre. The final scheme, which was successfully adopted by the elected members of the council, included proposals for the implementation of a revised circulation system for the town centre to enable the creation of an enhanced public realm facilitating improved access for all.