Cork County Council has announced that the Glenville based company, Finucane & Sons Plant Hire & Civil Engineering Ltd, has been appointed as contractors for the placement and construction of the new pathway in Mallow Town Park at a cost of €225,247.27.
The construction of this pathway forms part of the initial phase of the framework plans, for an integrated park network, landmark amenity and tourist destination for Mallow Castle Park, Mallow Town Park and the Spa House Park, that are currently in development by Cork County Council.
Cork County Council received a grant of €200,000 from the Department of Rural & Community Developments ‘2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Fund’. The balance is being provided from Cork County Council funding to deliver this key project for Mallow Town Park.
Cork North West General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea: “This is very welcome news; these works in Mallow Town Park form part of a wider plan for the Park as a regional destination as well as a fantastic local attraction. This also includes the potential development of the existing gardens and historic landscape at Mallow Castle together with the main Mallow Town Park and the Spa House Park. The Council’s appointment of this contract to Finucane & Sons is one of the first steps in growing our vision for Mallow.”
The works to be carried out by contractors Finucane & Sons includes the extension of the existing concrete pathway from the pedestrian bridge in the Town Park below the Castle Park to the rear entrance to Castlelands Housing Estate, the construction of a 3m wide concrete pathway, to accommodate a future cycleway for a length of 785m, installing a stone pillar entrance to the Park via Castlelands and an interpretative display board.
Works on the new pathway are expected to commence in late September and is expected to be completed in November 2019.