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Plans get green light for Castle Mall Antrim

There’s great news for the shoppers of Antrim with upcoming plans for Castle Mall.

Located in Antrim Town, the shopping centre will be undergoing redevelopment works following planning permission being granted by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

The scheme will see visual improvements to the shopping centre’s façade as well as the amalgamation of several existing unoccupied units to facilitate a major new retail offering, enhancing the overall shopping experience.

An application submitted on 30March 2021, included proposals for a drive thru bakery/coffee shop, kiosk, indoor/outdoor seating, public toilets, landscaping, car parking and relevant ancillary.

The shopping centre’s landlord is currently liaising with a national food retailer regarding the site which could potentially see over £1.5million investment into the development and further repurposing of the centre.

Welcoming the outcome, Committee Chairman, Councillor Sam Flanagan said:

“This development and potential investment is fantastic news for Castle Mall that will provide a significant boost for Antrim Town. The Council is working hard to help with the recovery of our town centres and this scheme will certainly contribute to the rejuvenation and revitalisation of the town, improving the overall appearance of the centre whilst creating a more attractive place for visitors and residents to shop.

“It is anticipated that the proposal will also result in a significant jobs boost for the area and I look forward to the opening of the new facility in the very near future”.


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