Competition launched for design of social housing scheme in Sligo

A competition has been launched for the design of the social housing scheme in Sligo.

The ‘Town Centre Living’ Architectural Design Competition is set to focus on lands at Pirn Mill Road.

The competition was launched by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien the President of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Charlotte Sheridan.

The competition aims to encourage innovative design for social housing within the town and to progress the Government’s Town Centre First policy’s objectives of compact growth and town-centre revitalisation.

The competitions also seek to encourage more architectural firms to compete for social housing design projects.

Following an open invitation to, and close liaison with local authorities, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage selected this town-centre site for a social housing design competition.

The competition will run concurrent with three other competitions across the country in three other counties.

The winning architectural practice for the competition will, in addition to prize money, be awarded the design commission for the project.

The winning proposal for Sligo will be progressed by Sligo County Council as a live project funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, through to construction and delivery.

The winner is expected to be announced during Quarter 2 2023.