A number of suggestions have been made about the former army barracks could be repurposed.
The repurposing of Columb Barracks in Mullingar is taking one step closer.
Its been selected as the preferred site for an centre of excellence for electric vehicle management.
Solas will meet the CEO of Longford-Westmeath Education and Training Board in the coming weeks to work on operational plans and formalise the process.
Junior Business Minister, Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy says it's an important project for Ireland's climate targets:
Details are still being worked out in relation to the works that must be completed, the numbers of employees and the timelines.