Post 2000 History
During the early 2000's the site was used for many purposes and at its low became a haven for drug users.
Uses were: Butchers and a Crisis Charity
In 2009 the Council in partnership regenerated the Town Centre and as part of that project from an economic development invest was made to support Creative Industries. The Mulraney Group purchased the site and the first businesses moved in to fully redeveloped creative spaces. The success of the cultural hub shows no sign of slowing down with the vision to continue developing a vibrant place for artists and like minded businesses. Further Developments Shortly after the redevelopment of the Makers Village the former triage centre was converted in to incubator style studios for those looking to establish a micro arts business.
In 2012 the Capital Project delivered a feasibility study but although did not progress at the time due to lack of funding is testament to the aspirations of the sites development.
During 2013 the Mulraney Group acquired on a lease Marcelle House which was surplus to requirement within the Council and has been developed as further (smaller) studio spaces and is a vibrant collective of artists.