Wicklow Town A Gallery of Shopfronts
In a town such as Wicklow, which has a strong historic identity, shopfronts can have a major impact on the overall character, quality and attractiveness of the town. In this regard it is notable that well designed shopfronts can improve the appearance of the town as a whole, and that every premises, regardless of size makes a contribution to the overall ambience of the town. It is important that any works involving the repair or reinstatement of existing shopfronts, or the development of new shopfronts be informed by the principles of historic shopfront design
This shopfront study has been prepared by Wicklow Town Forum in response to the stated objectives of the Wicklow Town Public Realm Plan 2008. In keeping with the Public Realm Plan, this study aims to assist local business owners and Wicklow Town Council in their efforts to enhance the streetscape and shopfronts of the town centre which, collectively, contribute greatly to the overall visual appeal of the town. On a practical level, this study describes the characteristics of good shopfront design, makes an inventory of the current shopfronts in the town, and offers specific guidance for building owners on the maintenance, repair and renewal of individual shopfronts.
This project was supported by Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan in 2010.
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