3D model of new-look Fort George

A 3D model of how the Fort George site could look when redeveloped.
A 3D model of how the Fort George site could look when redeveloped.
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New images showing a 3D model of how the redeveloped Fort George site could look when complete have been released.

The computer-generated model (pictured) reveals a transformed riverfront location with several high-rise buildings and extensive landscaping.

Just last week, ambitious plans for the regeneration of the former Ministry of Defence site were published.

The major proposal sets out a development framework for the 6.2 hectare site and provides for a significant mixed use development to include residential, office, employment and education uses, retail, cafes, bars and restaurants and associated multi-storey and surface car parking.

The framework provides for up to 82,274 square metres of floor space and allows for decontamination and infilling of the site to establish new development levels to ensure that the site is ready for end users.

A former shipbuilding site from the 1880s to the 1920s, the site was used during WWII as the primary base for Allied warships protecting the shipping lanes of the Atlantic and for ship repair.

The site only became known as Fort George in 1969 when the British Army took control of it and it remained in Ministry of Defence use until 2001 when it was transferred to Derry’s Port and Harbour Commissioners.

The site was acquired by the Department for Social Development (DSD) in 2004 and it remains in public ownership.