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Architects Section

What We Do

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The Architects Department is a multi-disciplinary office providing a Centralised Design, Procurement, Management, Architectural, Planning and Consultancy Services to all internal Departments as well as the 4 Municipal Districts of Mayo County Council.  The Department plays a very important role on two levels:

  1. The local delivery of significant National Programmes for Central Government, such as ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 2040’.
  2. The driving and management of the Urban Regeneration of the Counties, Towns and Villages, through Local Communities, as great places to live and work.

 The Department encompasses a large range of in-house technical expertise and consists of 3 sections:

The Capital Section is responsible for the design and delivery of an extensive building programme of high quality Public Buildings and Civic Works, such as Housing, Civic Offices, Library’s, Fire Stations, Leisure Facilities, Enterprise & Community Centres, and Public Realm Spaces.  The section also advises on the restoration and conservation of protected structures and its associated grant aid, and also advises on the counties Disability Strategy and the facilitation of Public Art.  This section consists of a team of 6 Architects and associated staff.

The Municipal District Section is responsible for the management of the built environment of the counties towns and villages with a resident community-based Architect within each of Mayo’s 4 Municipal Districts. The Municipal District Architects are experienced urbanists and liaise with and facilitate community groups through the design and delivery of local projects, community initiatives and Town Design Statements. They also have an important advisory role to the planning department, including Strategic Development Zones. This section consists of a team 5 Architects and associated staff, as a template it is unique to Mayo County Council within Irish Local Government.

The Parks Section is responsible for the management, delivery and maintenance of Parks and Playgrounds, and associated Public Amenity Spaces.  In recent times this section has initiated and driven a county wide campaign to tackle the invasive species of Japanese Knotweed.  The Parks Section also play an important role in liaising with local voluntary communities such as Tidy Towns in relation to local environmental works and ‘Neighbourwood’ Schemes, it also oversees the maintenance and management of Turlough Park Gardens.  The Parks Section consists of an Executive Parks Superintendent and associated staff.

Other areas of involvement include:

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