Minister for Communities, Paul Givan MLA has announced funding of over £280,000 for a public realm scheme in Glengormley.
The works, which will be funded by the Department for Communities and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, are due to commence later this year and will focus on the Carnmoney Road area of the town. Improvements include:-
- the replacement of granite pavements;
- the installation of new street furniture; and
- an upgrade of street lighting.
Announcing the funding Minister Givan said: “This investment will bring significant improvements to Glengormley and remodel the landscape around Carnmoney Road into an attractive and modern environment.
“The scheme will build upon and complement the public realm works already completed at Portland Avenue and will contribute to further improving and regenerating the vitality of Glengormley.”
The Minister added: “This substantial investment will help make the town more attractive to those people who live and work in the area and demonstrates my Department’s commitment to supporting our town centres through the implementation of the Newtownabbey Regeneration Strategy. I look forward to seeing the scheme completed.”
The Department for Communities is contributing £200,000 towards the improvements with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council contributing over £81,000.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented: “I am delighted that the Department for Communities has committed a further £200,000 to the Glengormley regeneration project with funding of £81,036 being provided by the Council.
“The first phase of the scheme in Portland Avenue, which was completed in 2015, has been a welcome enhancement to the town, with the new state of the art street lighting, granite 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 improve the Carnmoney Road area of the town 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 the town.”
Notes to editors:
- The total cost of the project is estimated at £281,036. The Department for Communities’ contribution will be £200,000 and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council will contribute £81,036
- The works will commence later this year and are due to be completed by spring 2017. Works will be completed by TransportNI who will be responsible for the design and implementation of the scheme
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