£335,000 being invested in Enniskillen

Date published: 18 December 2018

Down Street, Cross Street and the Buttermarket in Enniskillen are to be regenerated thanks to further revitalisation funding for the town centre.

The funding is being provided by the Department for Communities (DfC), Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and local traders, who have all worked together to develop a scheme to help to stimulate business by enhancing the local environment. 

This project for Down Street, Cross Street and the Buttermarket includes a shop front improvement scheme, an upgrade to the public toilets to ensure they are fit for purpose and accessible, new street furniture, improved signage, fencing, lighting and the provision of glass display to showcase a piece of public art (a large model steam train) which has been gifted to the Council.

The project also includes the acquisition of new and energy efficient festive lighting to increase the vibrancy and atmosphere during the festive season. 

Regional Development Director at the Department for Communities, Damian Mulholland stated: “This revitalisation project will regenerate this area of Enniskillen town centre and bring much needed enhancement and modernisation to this important retail environment.  It is anticipated that the scheme will help to stimulate business, increase footfall and enhance the local community’s environment, laying the foundations for future development and investment.”

Speaking about the Scheme, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said: “Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be working in partnership with Department for Communities in the delivery of this scheme. It is wonderful to see this significant and much needed investment in such a key area of Enniskillen town centre. The Council values the opportunity to work in partnership with other key stakeholders to deliver projects which make the district a quality place to live, work and visit.  The completed project will complement the public realm scheme due to commence in Enniskillen town centre later next year.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. The revitalisation project is already under way and will be completed by 31 March 2019.  All improvements will be in keeping with the requirements of a Conservation Area and will be completed by 31 March 2019  
  2. Media enquiries to DfC Press Office on 028 9082 3505 or email: press.office@communities-ni.gov.uk  Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer on 028 9037 8110 
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