Givan announces £380,000 public realm investment for Londonderry

Date published: 16 January 2017


Communities Minister Paul Givan has announced £380,000 to upgrade the area surrounding St Eugene’s Cathedral in Londonderry.

Minister Paul Givan

The investment from the NI Executive, through the Department for Communities, will see an upgrade to the footways around the Grade B+ listed St Eugene’s Cathedral on the periphery of Londonderry city centre. 

The project will use grey granite stone to provide a high quality finish to Infirmary Road, Francis Street, Creggan Street and upper Great James Street. In addition new pedestrian railings will be installed and the paving upgraded on Creggan Hill. Importantly, the works will  complement the recent £5million Brooke Park Regeneration Project.  

Minister Givan said: “I am delighted to announce my Department’s funding in this historic conservation area of Londonderry. The new high quality paving will complement the recently renovated Brooke Park as well as public realm works carried out by my Department in nearby streets. 

“Many towns and cities have recently benefited from regeneration projects like this and I look forward to seeing a similar transformation in this part of the city, making it a more attractive, welcoming place to live, work and visit.”

The project is funded by the Department for Communities and will be delivered by TransportNI, where the work will be carried out by a Measured Term Contractor.

The scheme is expected to commence in January and be finished by the end of March 2017.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The works will include the upgrade of 2,214 m2 of footways. The Department for Communities is the sole funder of the Public Realm works. An important element of the works will be the upgrade of the paving at the entrance to Brooke Park to complement the recent £5million+ Brooke Park Regeneration Project. The project will also include replacement of a section of the existing railings between the footway and the carriageway on Infirmary Road, installation of new pedestrian railings at the junction of Creggan Road and Marlborough Street and works to the cobblestones at the entrance to the Cathedral.
  2. The project will be delivered by TransportNI.
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