It’s full steam ahead for River Bann project

Ongoing work at Shillington's Quay. INPT17-217.
Ongoing work at Shillington's Quay. INPT17-217.
  • Major improvements planned
  • Upgrades over next few months
  • New car park and boat loading area
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Environmental improvement works at Old Town Quay have begun and over the next 12 weeks the council says there will be a number of upgrades and enhancements taking place.

This redevelopment will not only revitalise this prime riverfront location but it will also help to attract more visitors to the town

Councillor Sharon Haughey

The project will see a new car park constructed with 20 car parking spaces, including two disabled spaces at the site adjacent to Haldane Fisher.

A new boat loading and unloading area and boat trailer storage area will also be constructed.

In addition, a new 24 metre long floating pontoon and access walkway will be created in the River Bann, including a section for launching canoes.

A new fixed timber jetty will be provided along with new paths, hand railings, street furniture and soft landscaping along with the upgrading of the existing river banks and slipway walls.

“This redevelopment will not only revitalise this prime riverfront location but it will also help to attract more visitors to the town,” commented Councillor Sharon Haughey, chair of the economic development and regeneration committee at ABC Council.

“The River Bann is a real asset to the town and this project will help to open up a range of recreational and tourism opportunities within this area. We are delighted that this project has come to fruition and look forward to seeing the results in 12 weeks time – just in time for the summer months.”

The project is part financed by the European Union through the INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme.