Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Questions (220)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

220. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the construction and-or refurbishment work being undertaken at a location (details supplied); the aim of the work; when the work will be completed; and the future plans for the site. [4547/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Howth Fishery Harbour Centre (FHC) is one of the six designated Fishery Harbour Centres which are owned, managed and maintained by my Department under Statute. Refurbishment works are currently underway to complete the re-roofing and other renovation works at Mariners Hall on the west pier of Howth FHC.

These works involve the removal and safe disposal of an existing asbestos concrete roof over steel trusses and replacement with architecturally appropriate kingpost trusses topped with natural slate. Internally the building is being sympathetically renovated in keeping with its maritime tradition. This work commenced in 2018 and it is expected to be substantially completed by the end of February 2019.

As is normal practice, once development works are complete, this property will be made available for occupancy, by way of an open public competitive process in line with Public Procurement Guidelines.