New Civil Defence Headquarters – Portlaoise
The current accommodation occupied by Civil Defence is no longer fit for purpose and the training and welfare needs, required of a modern Civil Defence unit and provision of services cannot be sustained in the existing facility. In parallel, other, temporary, accommodation arrangements were in place until recently providing an ad-hoc, sporadic, range of accommodation facilities throughout the County, unfit for the needs of Civil Defence. In putting forward this Part 8 Proposal, Laois County Council is seeking to address an acute need for upgraded Civil Defence infrastructure in County Laois, such that Laois Civil Defence can fulfil the current and future role envisaged for it.
The principal features of the proposed development are as follows:
- Removal of the existing prefabricated building on the site
- Construction of a new 2 story building with suitable training, welfare and storage facilities
- Construction of a new secure vehicle compound for storage of vehicles.
- The utilisation of green technology