Local contractor appointed for Antrim Boardwalk refurbishment
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has appointed local company Martin Contracting from Ballyclare to carry out the first phase of the Antrim Boardwalk Refurbishment Works.
The project has attracted £130,500 of funding from the Department for Communities and Department for Infrastructure for this first phase of refurbishment work. The second phase of the works will be an extension of the Boardwalk which is being advanced as part of the Antrim Levelling Up Fund Scheme.
The project to upgrade the Antrim Boardwalk along the Six Mile Water Antrim will include:
• The removal and replacement of the existing timber decking bards with new anti-slip timber decking boards
• Removal and replacement of existing street lighting along the timber boardwalk and timber path
• Removal and replacement of existing balustrade along the timber boardwalk and paved path
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb said:
“This is welcome news for our Borough. These refurbishment works will bring more footfall to Antrim Town Centre and help us tackle the challenges of climate and environmental change by encouraging active travel whilst also proving a local business with the contract.”