Canal Avenue Regeneration

Canal Avenue

Regenerate Canal Avenue, Mullingar

Westmeath County Council is undertaking community consultation regarding the regeneration of Canal Avenue in Mullingar.

The Canal Avenue Masterplan is designed to provide an overarching framework to help guide the positive regeneration of this area in Mullingar. The Masterplan proposes a high-quality residential-led urban quarter with a mix of housing types, sizes and tenures which will be complemented by a diverse range of open space, public realm and landscaping improvements including new landmark arrival/gateway zones adjacent to the Royal Canal and a new linear park along the River Brosna to enhance connectivity with the town centre.

Following a period of early consultation in 2021, Westmeath County Council is excited to share the proposed Masterplan concept that will transform the site.

We are now undertaking a final phase of consultation with the local with the local community to share information on the draft proposals and engage on any questions in relation to the Canal Avenue Masterplan.

Your views are important to us and we welcome all feedback on the proposed Masterplan. We are currently running a short online survey here. The deadline for survey responses is Friday 04 August 2023 at 5pm.

Our Public Information Event

On Thursday 20th July 2023, we hosted a drop-in public information event at Westmeath County Council, Aras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N, from 3pm to 7pm. If you were unable to attend the event, we have provided a downloadable version of the banners on display at the event that you can view at your convenience.

What is being proposed?

The core objective of the Canal Avenue Masterplan is to enable comprehensive regeneration and to encourage economic, social and community development by creating a highly sustainable and integrated mixed-use quarter in Mullingar that reconnects the town to the River Brosna and the Royal Canal.

The Canal Avenue Masterplan will be delivered as a phased development over the short, medium and long term.

The project is guided by the following key design principles and objectives, namely:

  • Deliver an exemplary town centre regeneration project with a focus on sustainable urban living, underpinned by age friendly principles
  • Facilitate the development of a mixed-use scheme to support Mullingar town centre
  • Enhance the amenity potential of the River Brosna and the Royal Canal and reconnect the town centre to the river and the canal
  • Optimise the potential of vacant properties and underutilised lands
  • Provide for the creation of a safe, permeable and well-connected urban environment that reinforces a sense of place for Canal Avenue
  • Adopt best practice placemaking principles in the creation of a lifelong neighbourhood
  • Develop building types, urban forms and public realm works with a reduced environmental footprint, that are consistent with Climate Action Policies and environmentally sustainable

This project is funded under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund and is part of Project Ireland 2040.

If you have any queries regarding the project please contact us by emailing or calling our Freephone consultation hotline on 1800-010101.

Consultation to date

In 2021, we began a process of early consultation with the local community and stakeholders connected to the Canal Avenue site. This included the hosting of online webinars. If you were unable to join the sessions, you can watch the video below.