Plans for a new harbour building and an enterprise building at Burtonport have been approved by Donegal County Councillors.
The development is part of Phase 2 of the Burtonport/Aranmore ‘Harbour to Island Regeneration’ Project.
The phase proposes a new Harbour Building (pictured above) which will house Donegal County Council office accommodation, meeting room, public facilities, ferry offices, waiting area and tourist desk facility.
A separate Enterprise Building will contain four small mixed-use units and upper level mezzanine area.
The main Harbour Building presents as a contemporary piece of architecture that is of its time while enterprise building is more simplistic in style. This design was specifically informed by the former ‘Auction House’ building which is to be demolished.
The proposed development is located in the Harbour Area of Burtonport, directly adjacent to the ferry slipway. The site is currently occupied by two existing store buildings which are to be demolished.
The approved Phase 1 of the project provides for the transformation of the Harbour area at Burtonport to a multi-user space with modern transport infrastructure, public amenities and services and parking and will develop a high quality shore front recreation, outdoor amenity and events space on Aranmore Island.