Work to begin on transforming riverfront

The car park at Queen's Quay. 1709JM11
The car park at Queen's Quay. 1709JM11

Work is set to start on a £400,000 transformation of Derry’s riverfront.

The public realm scheme at Queen’s Quay will see 70 existing car parking spaces replaced by a cycle path, pedestrian walkway, street furniture, planting and lighting.

The North’s Social Development minister Nelson McCausland says the scheme, which gets underway on February 20, is one of a number of improvements being made ahead of Derry’s year as City of Culture.

He says the city’s riverfront is “one of the city’s great assets and this project will transform a key part of the riverside.”

“As we gear up for the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013, this will be one of many schemes to be delivered.

“The environmental improvements will create a vibrant pedestrian setting which will improve access to the new Peace Bridge. I am fully committed to preparing the city for next year’s celebrations.”

The scheme has been funded through the UK City of Culture Infrastructure fund.