Clarendon Street enhancement project ends

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Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has welcomed the completion of a £1.2million regeneration project at Clarendon Street Conservation Area in Derry.

The final stage of the project, a £360,000 Public Realm Scheme in Great James Street and Little James Street, sees the successful completion of a significant investment in the city.

Welcoming the improvement to the area, Minister Storey said: “This significant enhancement to the centre of Londonderry will greatly benefit both locals and visitors to the city alike.

“Both Great James Street and Little James Street have been finished to the high standards befitting their location within one of the city’s conservation areas. The work adds to the city centre’s unique identity, enhancing both its unique heritage as a Walled City, and builds upon its recent rebirth as the first UK City of Culture.

Mr Storey said the completion of the £360,000 project brings to an end an overall investment of £1.2million from DSD in a series of Public Realm Schemes throughout Derry and believes it will serve to enhance an already vibrant city.

Great James’ Street provides an important link within the commercial area of the city and the regeneration of both it, and Little James’ Street, complements the extensive works which have already been delivered through both the major Derry City Centre Public Realm Scheme and the other works within the Clarendon Street Conservation Area.