The Abbey Quarter in the heart of the Medieval City recently was rewarded for some of its efforts to date by scooping top prize at the 2021 ULI Excellence in Placemaking Awards winning €5,000 towards further enhancement of the facility.
The awards were established a number of years ago to reward organisations and communities throughout Ireland that make genuine efforts to improve their local communities through the initiation of placemaking projects that add to the public realm and make these places better places in which to ‘live, work and play’.
The Abbey Quarter Riverside Garden and Skatepark Best Public/Private Sector Project won Best Public/Private Sector Project in Leinster and went on to win the overall top award.
The Abbey Quarter overall is in transformation stage and will be home to Commercial, Residential and a public Realm for everyone to enjoy.
The location is situated in the heart of the Medieval city of Kilkenny and will provide seamless connectivity along the Medieval Mile on completion. It’s attention to detail in awareness of it’s past creates a fascinating design and use of materials to carry the old through to the new generations to enjoy the space.
A huge congratulations to all involved in securing this award and enhancing Kilkenny as a destination to Live, Work and Play.
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