This new shared space building will be built on the site of the old forestry school. It will act as a visitor centre, forest user amenities as well as a shared community building with an open general area which will complement the outside forest area.
The building will offer a large multi-use space with retractable seating, two multi-purpose activity rooms, kitchen facilities, an office, a store room and toilets, changing facilities and showers with dual access from within the building and from outside. The area surrounding the building is to be landscaped with safe walking links to the existing play park, carpark and trails.
The existing trails will be developed, with the Renardine trail becoming a children’s magical storybook adventure trail with iconic sculptures, interactive fun/art pieces and natural inclusive play areas. The Grace Drennan Trail will be an educational nature trail with new signage displaying information about flora and fauna, ecology or cultural history. There will be an upgrade to the current trail signage to encourage confident exploration of the forest.
Construction to commence on site February 2023 with a target completion date of the end of December 2023.
Emma McGeehan Emma.McGeehan@midulstercouncil.org or telephone 03000 132 132, extension 23613 or mobile 07587363938.