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Larne benefits from significant Public Realm makeover

Mayor of MEA

The Point Street area in Larne town centre has benefitted from an investment of over £400,000 on a high-quality Public Realm project.

 

The initiative, delivered in partnership with the Department for Communities, the Department for Infrastructure and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, has improved the area by upgrading thefootways with granite paving, re-surfacing of the roadand the installation of new street lighting to match the existing high quality Public Realm Scheme within the town centre.

 


Public Realm Improvement Works have been delivered on a phased basis across the town centre since 2014 and Point Street was one of the few streets within the Larne town centre core that was left to be upgraded. These schemes have been delivered as part of the Larne Town Centre Investment Plan and Town Centre Strategy, launched in March 2022.

 

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, said:


“I am delighted to see the results of the Public Realm Scheme in Larne. The completion of this work is another significant step in creating a town centre which is welcoming and attractive to shoppers and visitors. The new works have delivered high quality measures including paving which will improve the quality of the area and compliment the previously completed schemes in the town.

 


“Local people and visitors to Larne will be able to enjoy this welcoming space as they shop and enjoy their time in this historic town.  We are very grateful for the patience and understanding of our businesses and citizens throughout this period of the works.”

 

Neil Richardson, Deputy Director of the DfC Regional Development Office, said:


“This comprehensive upgrade to Point Street demonstrates DfC’s ongoing commitment and central role in co-ordinating the implementation of urban regeneration programmeswithin the Mid and East Antrim Borough.



“The completed work looks fantastic and improves the quality and visual appearance of Point Street while undoubtedly improving local businesses’ and the public’s perception and providing a catalyst to future Investment.  The new layout significantly enhances public space and accessibility within the town centre to benefit the commercial core.”

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