Next phase of Antrim public realm works to get underway

Date published: 25 March 2019

The Fountain Street area of Antrim Town Centre will be transformed with an investment of £870,000.

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The public realm works, including new paving, footpaths, landscaping, street lighting, and street furniture, will bring to completion a series of public realm improvements throughout the town centre.

The Department for Communities (DfC) is providing £700,000 towards the cost of the scheme, with the remainder funded by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council. 

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council has appointed John McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd to carry out the works which are due to get underway shortly.

Paul Carr from the Department for Communities said:  “This investment will further enhance Antrim’s offering and will make the town even more attractive.  It brings the Department’s recent investment in the town to over £2.5 million and demonstrates our commitment to regenerating our town centres.”

The Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor Paul Michael, added: “The Council is delighted that this scheme has been approved as it will help us complete the last key arrival street into the town centre. Our town centres are a priority for Council, and this additional investment to improve the Fountain Street area will be a key driver in improving the economic life of the town by helping to sustain and develop local businesses. We are looking forward to seeing the works get underway so that both residents and business owners can see the real benefits of working in partnership to regenerate our towns and villages.”

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