The Moyross Community Enterprise Centre is to receive €3m in funding as part of the Limerick Regeneration Programme.
The Centre, opened in 1994, already provides a range of services to the community including childcare facilities, CCTV monitoring centre, meals on wheels, catering, secretarial support, jobs preparation, and sporting facilities. The extension and refurbishment of this building will deliver a much improved space from which these key community supports can be provided.
This space will include four new enterprise units, new public meetings rooms, a multi-purpose community hall, training rooms, class rooms, reception area, new café/restaurant, offices for the Moyross Credit Union and the CCTV Monitoring Centre. From an urban design and regeneration perspective, the proposed building will establish a strong community presence facing on to Moyross Avenue.
The development of the Moyross Community Enterprise Centre will be a key contributor to the Limerick Regeneration Programme. The delivery of this refurbishment will be part of the overall improvements to the Moyross area. Facilities such as this are central to the fabric of the community and critical to the health of our neighbourhoods here in Limerick and beyond. The After School service, currently operating out of temporary accommodation, will enjoy a new modern space allowing for expansion and the improvement of services.
Moyross is the location for the first new homes delivered under Regeneration and continues to be one of the main areas of the focus of the Regeneration effort in Limerick. So far 130 homes in Moyross have been or are in the process of being thermally upgraded, increasing the comfort and reducing the heating costs for families. The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, along with the Office of Regeneration in Limerick will closely monitor the progress of the Community Enterprise Centre to ensure that it is adequately tenanted and can stand on its own two feet once refurbished.
Confirming the funding for the project, Minister Alan Kelly said “The development of the Moyross Community and Enterprise Centre is important for the area as the range of services provided will meet key community needs. The Credit Union, After School programmes, Adult Education, Local Enterprise and the many more services operating from the current facility will benefit from this expansion, hopefully enabling them to reach many more citizens”.