07 Oct 2022

Tender date for bids to transform former Kildare dump into park extended

Kerdiffstown was previously the site of a massive blaze

Tender date for bids to transform former Kildare dump into park extended

The entrance to the site which will be transformed into a sports and recreation area

The beginning of the project to transform the former landfill site at Kerdiffstown, Naas, will move a step closer when tenders to carry out work will be sought.

A number of contractors have expressed an interest in the carrying out the work.

Tenders will be selected from these expressions of interest, probably by the end of March.

The contractors are bidding for a €27.5m contract and the work will take place over a six year period.

Kildare north Labour general election candidate Emmet Stagg said that while the tendering process is taking longer than anticipated, this is not surprising “given the scale of the project.”

The contract envisages the construction of a public park with multi-use sports pitches, car parking, changing room building, and a children’s playground along with a network of paths for walking and running.

It is planned to “cap” remaining wastes across the site, by providing a landscaped profile to the site and improving the landfill infrastructure systems. New environmental management and control systems will also be installed as part of the project at the 75 acre site.

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