The Museum of Modern Waterford project, which will be housed in the Bishop’s Palace on The Mall, was officially sanctioned at a meeting of Waterford City Council on Monday evening last.
Thanks to the Council’s Part 8 planning regulation, which permits approval of projects outside of the regular An Bord Pleanála channel, it’s a case of ‘full steam ahead’ for the new museum. Indeed, preparatory work for the ‘Palatial makeover’ is already well underway, with the building currently encased in a shell of scaffolding.
Presenting the proposal to Councillors, Waterford City Architect Rupert Maddock said the project would “return the building to its former glory”.
A total of 10 different works are to be carried out to the Palace, which is a protected structure.