Redevelopment of Armagh Becomes a Reality
Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie has welcomed the start of the
major planned redevelopment of Armagh City Centre today.
Minister Ritchie said: “My Department has contributed £3.64million
towards a total scheme cost of £5.8million with Armagh City and District
Council and Roads Service contributing the balance. This major investment is
designed to provide a major facelift to 11 streets and will help ease
congestion by reducing through traffic and making proper provision for
parking, loading and deliveries. It is now actually underway and I look
forward to seeing for myself the transformation of the city centre.”
SIAC Construction, Newry has been appointed as contractor for the
Council led Environmental Improvement Scheme and begins work this week as the
company establishes its site offices in the city. On street works will begin
next month and provide new street layouts, new lighting, paving, seating, bins
and greenery all of which will greatly enhance the appearance of the City
Centre. It will improve the appearance of the city, making it more attractive
to residents, visitors and investors, and integrate the historic landscape.
Notes to Editors:
DSD is contributing a total of £3.64million to Armagh Public Realm
Scheme. Roads Service is contributing £330,000 with Armagh City and District
Council providing the remainder.
SIAC Construction, Newry were appointed as contractor to deliver the
Public Realm Scheme.
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