Offaly County Council has launched a tender for the construction of a new bandstand and public toilets at Lloyd Town Park in Tullamore.
Details of the planned work were announced and contractors were given the October 14 deadline to submit their applications.
Both projects are to be funded by the Department of Tourism’s Outdoor Public Spaces Scheme and Offaly County Council and must be built within six months of contract award in order to secure funding .
According to documents published on the eTenders website, Offaly County Council is soliciting the supply and delivery of a modular building for a new caretaker’s office, storage unit and two public toilets, a unisex WC and a WC for the disabled, to replace the existing toilets. in Lloyd’s City Park.
The council said the modular building “must be self-contained and easily accessible both for the public using the facilities and for maintenance operations” throughout the life of the facility. It must also conform to the “aesthetics and environment” of the municipal park, and the exterior finish, cladding and roofline must “integrate with the local environment”.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supplying and delivering the modular building to the site, supervising its installation and will also be responsible for commissioning and certification.
Offaly County Council is also looking for ‘a traditional style bandstand’ using modular components allowing quick and easy installation ‘using lightweight sections to provide stability whilst maintaining aesthetics’.
The bandstand is expected to be 8m in diameter and “simple in design” in keeping with the aesthetics and surroundings of the city park. The materials to be used should be lightweight sections consisting of cast aluminum columns, an aluminum roof support structure and an aluminum roof sheet. The bandstand needs to be elevated, and simple design railings are also required
Part 8 planning as approved for the Bandstand at an Offaly County Council meeting on July 18th.
Located on Cormac Street, the five-acre municipal park was established in 1987 and officially opened to the public in 2008, after extensive renovations. Over the years, a playground, skate park, basketball court, and outdoor exercise equipment area have been added to the park, which has been awarded the green flag every year since 2016.
The current toilets were installed in Lloyd’s City Park were installed in 2008 and were described as ‘no longer fit for purpose’ in a document drawn up by Offaly County Council as part of the process part 8 planning.