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Old Workhouse Could be Converted Into Midlands Working Hub

The building would provide an eco-friendly facility for 200 workers.

A disused old workhouse building is among the options being assessed for a new remote working hub in Westmeath.

Athlone Chamber of Commerce is leading the project to provide the eco-friendly hub for 200 workers, along with a space for community groups to use, in the town centre. 

One possibility is revamping a vacant building on Northgate Street near the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Chamber CEO Gerry McInerney says a feasibility study, funded by the Just Transition progamme, is due to be completed by the end of the year:

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