New Library for Terenure
Published on 19th October 2022
Dublin City Council is delighted to share plans to develop a new Public Library in the heart of Terenure village. The Library will be located on the site of the existing library on Templeogue Road. Our ambition is to deliver a library of circa 1,000 square metres.
The existing library is a small single storey complex of buildings of 300 square metres and dates from the mid-1950s. The library was constructed in two phases and a temporary toilet was installed on the site in recent years. It is proving difficult to meet the library service needs and expectations of the local community, given the challenges of the existing building.
In 2018, a survey was conducted on the existing buildings by ASI Architects Ltd. The survey recommended that the existing buildings be demolished to make way for a new purpose built library building. The existing buildings would not be capable of supporting additional structures. Neither building is considered to be of notable architectural merit.
In June 2022 Cubetecture Design Limited was appointed to:
- Prepare a tender and manage the procurement of a suitably qualified QS firm to prepare an outline cost plan for proposed development in accordance with City Council procurement requirements.
- Prepare a tender and manage the procurement of other professional services that may be required in preparing the design of the new library, in accordance with City Council procurement requirements.
- Manage the Part 8 planning application process in accordance with the requirements set out in the City Council’s ‘Local Authority Works Part 8 Procedure’.
We intend to initiate a Part 8 planning application in early 2023.