The EU-supported regeneration works at Crescent Quay in Wexford Town are now complete, with only final snagging work remaining which were delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Wexford County Council has maximised ERDF co-funding to transform this landmark part of the town into a more active commercial and multi-modal public space for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors alike.
This €2.2m project, €1.1m from the ERDF and the balance from Wexford County Council, has also enhanced connectivity with the Main Street, Trinity Wharf and the Quay.
Crescent Quay is home to a statue of Commodore John Barry who was born in County Wexford and is considered the father of the American Navy. The USA presented the bronze statue to Wexford in the 1950s, which stands at the centre of the newly regenerated part of the Quay.
Wexford Town is a designated key town in the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region due to its large population scale and significant influence as a county town. EU-supported sustainable urban development works such as Crescent Quay aligns well with the RSES objective to improve the attractiveness of Wexford Town centre and ultimately deliver on the goals of Project Ireland.
The Crescent Quay sustainable urban development scheme is co-financed by the ERDF through the S&E Regional Programme 2014-20.
For further details on the Crescent Quay sustainable urban development project click here