Our urban town centres are undergoing significant changes, existing challenges have been magnified and future planning accelerated with new priorities also surfacing due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and changing consumer behaviour.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council understand how vital High Streets are to the business and social infrastructure of urban areas. The Council is working with statutory partners and key stakeholders to progress key actions that support town centre recovery and post-recovery stages.
The Recovery Stage comprises short and medium-term interventions that provide support for businesses to reopen and adapt. Business innovation and resilience, streetscape and public realm improvements that facilitate social distancing and improves visitor flow. Development of place brand, marketing campaigns and street animation that attract footfall to the towns, safely, and stimulates spend in the local economy.
The Reimagine Stage will focus on investment in the vision to reimagine how the town centres look, feel and are experienced by users, to future proof the offer to meet changing visitor needs, using arts, culture and heritage as a driver to bring town centres to life, creating a positive trading environment for businesses and the development green spaces that improves the quality of life for residents with accessible social spaces for all.
Current projects include:
- Enniskillen Public Realm
- Urban Garden at Strule Arts Centre
- Improvements to the Buttermarket
- Omagh town connections project from Drumragh Ave to Arleston Park and Campsie Bridge
- Gateway Features in Enniskillen and Omagh
- Shop Front Revitalisation Schemes
For more information about Town Centre Recovery and Urban Regeneration projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0300 303 1777