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Downpatrick Regeneration

Downpatrick Town Centre Regeneration Programme
AUGUST 2020: The journey continues…

Downpatrick Skyline at nightContinuing the journey, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, in partnership with the Department for Communities, is progressing with the regeneration of Downpatrick, focusing on the redevelopment of the former PSNI station site in Irish Street, Downpatrick.  

With the aim of creating the catalyst for the regeneration of Downpatrick town centre, the investment by the Department for Communities and Council will transform this Irish Street site into a vibrant, attractive and cohesive area. Our vision for the regeneration and development of the Irish Street site is underpinned by the objective to create a space that is accessible and inclusive for all.

The successful scheme will demonstrate excellent standards of urban design, economic viability and sustainability to ensure that it suitably integrates with the current character and nature of the town.

Working closely alongside various stakeholders and businesses within Downpatrick, the Council has initiated the initial phase of the project with initial consultations having commenced on the production of a design brief for the 0.39-hectare site.

The regeneration of this site will objectively enhance the public realm and provide various services and facilities that will attract locals, as well as visitors, to enjoy and use the space.
Join us as we continue our Journey.


Consultation NOW OPEN for Irish Street Development Site

We are keen to hear from developers and the local community on how a major development site in Irish Street, Downpatrick should be developed. 

The extensive site includes the former police station building, owned by the Department for Communities, and a Council owned adjacent car park and strip of land running between the two sites. 

ARUP consultants have been appointed to oversee the consultation along with Lambert Smith Hampton estate agents. The site details can be viewed via the online portal virtualengage.arup.com/irish-street where both developers and the wider public can view the brochure and submit expressions of interest and general feedback.  

Comments should be received no later than 18 September 2020.