Galway city is getting a brand new 'urban quarter' at Galway Docks, which will cost €100 million and create 500 construction jobs - very nice.
The Connacht Tribune has reported that the Bonham Quay redevelopment project will open up a new area along the city's waterfront, and will offer 2,000 square metres of restaurants and retail space with views over the Docks and Galway Bay.
A well-known Galway developer, Gerry Barrett, has also submitted plans to build four blocks of modern office space that will house 2,600 workers.
office space for 2,600 workers.
The project is financed by his Edward Capital company, and will cost an estimated €104m to build.
According to a spokesperson for the company, the development will satisfy the demand from multinational companies who are looking for a Galway city base.
Mr Barrett said that the new urban quarter will be a “reimagining of Galway” in the run up to European City of Culture 2020.
He said: “Bonham Quay is a new departure for Galway. The creation of a new urban quarter will stimulate significant employment in Galway city and its environs and will have a ripple impact in the broader national economy."