First look at Brooke Park revamp plans

An artist's impression of how the new Brooke Park will look.
An artist's impression of how the new Brooke Park will look.

This is the first look at how Derry’s revamped Brooke Park is expected to look after receiving a £5.6m make-over.

The artist’s impression was released after the appointment of a contractor to carry out the long-awaited regeneration project was announced on Thursday.

Work is now set to get under way on site within days.

Derry City Council has appointed Woodvale Construction to deliver the regeneration project.

The park will be temporarily closed for a three-week period from the start of February as the contractor moves on site.

The regeneration project, funded by Derry City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Social Development, will see a total transformation of Brooke Park’s lands, sports and leisure facilities.

New facilities marked on the drawing include a Play Garden and Gwyn’s Pavilion, a new synthetic pitch, Horticulture Training Centre and Contact Sports Centre, as well as new outdoor furniture and the restoration of historic park features such as the ornate Oval Pond.

The work is expected to take 15 months, and will be completed by the summer of 2016.