The village of Ballysadare in Co. Sligo was an important centre of trade in the 18th century. This led to the clustered development within the village that was characteristic of towns during that time. With this in mind, it was of vital importance to retain the architectural and industrial heritage of the town whilst providing the modern amenities needed for it’s rising population. The successful incorporation of conservation issues and modern development reflects Consurv's balanced approach.
The integration of heritage and conservation with modern development were the highest priority during this project. Community amenities such as fitness facilities, a community hall, a supermarket, car parking and domestic units were sensitively designed so that that the historic town buildings were conserved and respected. The original clustered layout of the village influenced the scale of the modern development. As a result, the town development was successfully integrated into the village without negatively impacting the village’s conservation, appearance and heritage.