A £1.5m public realm scheme, funded by the Department for Communities, is underway at the Albert Street area of Belfast.
The scheme will focus on improving and enhancing the streetscape and will include an upgrade of footways, landscaping and new street lighting.
Minister Hargey said:
“I am delighted to announce the investment of £1.5m from my Department towards a new public realm scheme in Albert Street, Belfast.
“This is a major investment for the area and will help to improve the streetscape for the local community and the numerous visitors to the area who visit the historic cathedral. This funding will complement previous public realm works funded by the Department and is part of our ongoing commitment to the regeneration of our town and city centres.
“This scheme will unlock wider physical and social regeneration in the area by providing a focus for environmental upgrading, improve access to amenities and economic activity as well as enhance the quality of the streets and landscape, which will boost the appearance of the entire area.
“This injection of funding will benefit local retailers, businesses, residents and visitors. Initiatives such as these help to make our towns and cities more appealing which contributes to their long term viability and prosperity and sustains our local economy.”
Notes to editors:
- The public realm works are due to complete by the end of March 2022.
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