Market Square, Armagh

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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