Due to the demand for enterprise space, BACD purchased the old Bank Chambers building on Society Street in Ballinasloe Town in 2021 to transform it into a state-of-the-art town centre enterprise hub.  This was financed with funding from the Just Transition Fund, Town and Village Renewal Fund and a loan from the Ballinasloe Credit Union.  The building will be repurposed into a remote working digital hub called The Ballinasloe Enterprise Hub, which like the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, will offer enterprise space to new and existing start-ups, remote working service with flexible workspaces, hot desks, and meeting rooms for 40+ people. By providing this facility in the town centre, we will breathe new life into our town and promote the sustainable economic and financial well-being of the community.

The Ballinasloe Enterprise Pulse Hub

Contract awarded and works commence on Ballinasloe Enterprise Hub

On a recent visit to Ballinasloe, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to members of Ballinasloe Area Community Development about the redevelopment of the Old Bank Chambers building on Society Street, into a remote working hub.

On Monday March 6th 2023 works commenced in transforming the Old Bank Chambers into a remote working hub called “Ballinasloe Enterprise Hub” which will create town centre jobs.

Following public procurement guidelines and going through the e-tenders process, John McNamara and Sons Ltd, Kilcolgan Co. Galway have been awarded the contract. The project will see the 6,000 sq. ft premises converted into a state-of-the-art remote working hub catering for 40+ persons, including 6 hot desks, 16 offices (1 – 7 Person capacity), 3 meeting spaces, 1 Meeting room, canteen, and Toilet /Shower Facilities within the 3-story building.

The works will include the installation of energy-efficient lighting, heating and ventilation, installation of new internal and external doors and windows, internal partitions, floor and Ceiling finishes, full furniture fit out and high-speed broadband installation.

Seamus Duffy, chairman of BACD stated once the building is renovated it will offer flexible high quality serviced office space for local entrepreneurs to co-work, meet & to collaborate with each other and will offer remote workers (currently working from home or in other locations) a long-term solution. It will attract people into the town centre which will have a positive spin-off for our town centre businesses.

Seamus also stated there is already huge interest by local businesses, entrepreneurs, & remote workers, who have formally expressed an interest in being in this innovative space when it is operational in Q1 2024.

Further details available from Lyn in BEC on 0909616516 or lyn@bacd.ie

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