Dan Breen House to get a new lease of life
Dan Breen House is set to undergo a major refurbishment in the coming years and will be brought back in to use as a Youth & Further Education and Training Centre under new plans for the building. The project is a collaboration between Tipperary County Council, Youth Work Ireland Tipperary, and Tipperary Education & Training Board and is supported by the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Task Force as a priority action under the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Strategy & Action plan to 2035.
The project will aim to provide the infrastructure to support a range of youth programmes and training opportunities in Tipperary Town and will target supports towards people from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in particular. Research carried out by the Task Force shows that Tipperary suffers from very high levels of disadvantage relative to other comparable towns, with low educational attainment being a significant barrier for people trying to access the labour market. This new facility in the town will allow for greatly enhanced service and training provision, and will be a cornerstone in the efforts to address a myriad of socioeconomic issues that prevail in Tipperary Town.
Tipperary County Council have appointed Robin Lee Architecture as the lead architect for the project. The proposal will see a total refurbishment of the existing building and the demolition of the old library to make way for a new modern extension.