Protected building in city centre to be restored

Galway Bay fm newsroom  – Planning approval has been given for the refurbishment of a protected structure in the city centre.

Robert Conneely has been given the go ahead to renovate the properties to the front and rear of 4 and 5 Market Street.

The development will return the property to two 3-storey residential units.

The residential property at 4 and 5 Market Street previously accommodated a funeral and undertakers business with a workshop at the back.

The works to the property involve the partial removal of the rear element of the building.

It will be rebuilt to form 2 four-bedroom houses.

In granting permission, city planners imposed 11 conditions.

One condition states that a suitably qualified archaeologist must be hired to carry out pre-development testing on the site.

Also, the developer must provide details of the new door mechanism to No.6 Market Street next door to allow for secure entry and emergency exit.