Investment of over £277,000 in Omagh Town Centre
8th January 2020
High Street, Market Street and Georges Street in Omagh are to be regenerated thanks to further revitalisation funding for the town centre.
This project includes a shop front improvement scheme, purchase of “Bags for Life” and festive lighting as well as street cleansing. The funding is being provided by the Department for Communities (DFC) and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council who have worked with local traders to develop a scheme which will help stimulate business by enhancing the local environment.
It will regenerate three faded streets which include dilapidated properties adding to the retail environment and improve connectivity with John Street, Bridge Street, Old Market Place and Campsie which have recently undergone revitalisation schemes.
North West Development Director at the Department for Communities, Pauline Campbell stated: “This revitalisation project will sustain and enhance the natural, built and cultural heritage of Omagh town centre, making it a more interesting and welcoming place to visit and shop. It is anticipated that the scheme will help stimulate business, increase footfall, encourage owners/tenants to invest in their properties and bring vacant and dilapidated properties back into economic use.”
Speaking about the latest revitalisation project, the Chair of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said “Fermanagh and Omagh District Council works in partnership with other key stakeholders to deliver projects which make the district a better place to live, work and visit. Following on from the recent completion of the Bridge Street Revitalisation project, the Council is delighted to be once again working in collaboration with Department for Communities to deliver this project which will reinvigorate the High Street, Market Street and George Street areas of the town and greatly benefit the main thoroughfare of the town.
We are grateful to local businesses and visitors to the town centre for their patience and understanding while the works are ongoing.”
Property and business owners are invited to attend one of the information sessions taking place on Tuesday 14 January (6.00pm – 7.00pm) and Wednesday 15 January (1.00pm – 2.00pm) in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, where there will be a short presentation about the scheme including information, timelines and guidance on the process. Application packs will available at the information sessions or can be collected from the Connect Centre, 16 High Street, Omagh.