sale agreed on Barracks

The Department of Defence have agreed on the sale of Kickham Barracks with South Tipperary County Council.

The Department of Defence have agreed on the sale of Kickham Barracks with South Tipperary County Council.

The former Clonmel barracks which closed in March 2012, has been at the centre of negotiations between the council and the defence department since then, as the local authority ensured it acquired the site.

It was confirmed this week that the Department of Public Expenditure had approved the sign-over of the barracks in Clonmel to the council.

It means that plans can start to proceed with development of the site, which will eventually become a public, social and educatioal space.

Proposals for the site include a new Garda District Headquarters Station, Education and Training Board (formerly VEC) offices, LIT’s plan for the creation of a multi-
media hub and ‘public realm/civic space enhancement’ of the grounds, which will be carried out by the new Tipperary County Council.

The next stage is the preparation of a masterplan for the site.