Givan announces further improvements to Randalstown town centre

Date published: 29 June 2016

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA today announced funding of £380,000 for a third phase of public realm works in Randalstown.

The works, which will take place in New Street and the surrounding linkage areas of John Street and Arches Lane, includes:-

  • New granite pavements and kerbs;
  •  Installation of new street furniture; and
  • Upgrade of street lighting

Minister Givan said: “I welcome this third phase of public realm works in Randalstown which will complement the other regeneration improvements my Department has already funded in the town and will complete the upgrading of the entire town centre. “Public realm schemes improve the economic, environmental and social conditions in our towns and cities. Working together with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Transport NI we are helping transform Randalstown into a more vibrant and attractive town for locals and visitors alike.”

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor John Scott commented: “I am delighted that the Department for Communities has committed a further £345,000 to the Randalstown revitalisation project, with funding of £35,000 being provided by the Council. The first two phases of the scheme have been a welcome enhancement to the town, with the new state of the art street lighting, public seating, pavements and landscaping improving the overall look and feel of the area. Our town centres are a priority for Council and this additional investment to complete the town and connecting streets will be a key driver in improving the economic life of the town by helping to sustain and develop local businesses. The creation of a more attractive and pedestrian friendly environment will also help to support increased visitor numbers to this thriving town.”

Works will commence later this year and are due to be completed by March 2017.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The total cost of the scheme is estimated at £380,581.  DfC’s contribution will be £345,581 and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council will contribute £35,000
  2. Works will be delivered by Transport NI who will be responsible for the design and implementation of the scheme
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