Bishop Street outdoor seating and dining complete – Derry Daily

Work on the provision of a new outdoor seating and dining area on Bishop Street in the city aimed at promoting a pedestrian friendly environment and supporting local businesses has been completed and unveiled to the public by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Councilor Sandra Duffy.

The work was carried out as part of the Covid Recovery Revitalization Programme, which is supported by funding from the Department of Communities.

The program is part of a program of interventions to revitalize downtowns emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including environmental and infrastructural improvements as well as a business support plan.

As part of the innovative design, a temporary public space has been created to enhance the character of Bishop Street, with the creation of new outdoor seating and outdoor dining areas to help local businesses in the area attract increased footfall and more amenities for customers to enjoy.

The temporary pilot is in place for an initial trial period of 18 months and is among projects initially launched and consulted by Derry City and Strabane District Council in 2021 as part of its Streetlife & Vibrant Places strategy.

Project work took place during the summer period with some minor disruption to businesses, pedestrians and traffic during this period.

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “The funding my department has made available to councils through the Covid Recovery Revitalization Project continues to help our towns and villages as they continue to recover. recover from the effects of the pandemic.

“Completing the work in Bishop Street in Derry will provide an outdoor dining space where people can meet and socialize safely, increasing footfall and regenerating the area.

“This is one of many programs that have been put in place with funding from my ministry to meet local needs, support businesses and stimulate much-needed growth in the local economy.”

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councilor Sandra Duffy, welcoming the completion of the works, said:

“Bishop Street is a busy and popular commercial artery and this work is a really positive way to support businesses in this part of downtown as they continue their recovery from the extremely difficult pandemic period.

“We hope this investment will not only help restore confidence in the city center and attract more footfall, but will also reinforce the message of making our city center more pedestrian-friendly in our historic walled city.

“I think it creates a very sociable and friendly space where friends and family can gather in a safe outdoor environment while supporting local businesses.”

Although the works have seen a small number of on-street parking spaces temporarily unavailable, the public is reminded that there are approximately 450 off-street and on-street parking spaces available for use in the local vicinity.

Additional accessible parking spaces are also available at the Bishop Street car park. Anyone with questions regarding the program can contact the team at [email protected]

Terrace and dining room work outside Bishop Street completed was last modified: August 3, 2022 by cassoscoop

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