Northern Ireland

Former parade ground to be redeveloped

A £6m contract to redevelop the parade ground at a former Army base in Londonderry has been awarded.

SIAC (NI) Ltd will transform the space at Ebrington Barracks into a new public square that will link up with the city's new Peace Bridge.

Londonderry's regeneration company, Ilex, said it was the first "major step" in the redevelopment of Ebrington.

Work on the site is due to get underway in a fortnight.

Brenda Frazer, Ilex's director of development, said: "It will create a destination space in Ebrington for a range of culture and leisure activities.

"It will bring communities together by providing space for interaction and engagement and will hold up to 15,000 people."

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