Bishop Street improvement works opens up area of the Derry walls with new access at Stable Lane, Palace Street and Bishop Street

The completion of access works at the Bishop Street Car Park have made an area of the historic Derry Walls much more visible, a local councillor has said.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:41 am

Sinn Féin’s Patricia Logue welcomed the transformation of the car park.

Last year at a planning meeting of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Colr. Logue proposed improved visual and pedestrian permeability within the Historic City Conservation Area.

As a result, unsightly boundary structures on Bishop Street and Stable Lane along with the car park boundaries adjacent to the Freemason’s Hall and St. Augustine’s Parochial Hall have been removed.

There is also a new ramp leading to Palace Street and additional access points from Bishop Street and Stable Lane.

Councillor Logue said: “A number of people have commented to me this week that it makes our historic City Walls and a number of buildings in the area far more visible.

“It’s important that we use every opportunity to improve our city centre for citizens and visitors alike.”