Public Realm

Ballymena Public Realm

Image of the proposed public realm works in Ballymena

In December 2012, Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland announced a £4.2m public realm scheme for Ballymena Town Centre.

The scheme aims to significantly enhance public space, accessibility and safety within the town centre and is expected to add new vitality as well as stimulating support from within the local community to promote more creative uses for the area.

The main features incorporated in the scheme for the area are:

  • The creation of a main focal point for the town centre and public space at Broadway
  • The use of high quality materials such as granite kerbs and paving
  • Use of bespoke street lighting, street furniture and signage
  • Promoting a ‘People First’ approach to rebalance pedestrian and traffic requirements

Work commenced by contractors TAL at the end of May and is due to be completed by late 2016.  Designs for the scheme have been drawn up and are available to download, along with monthly newsletters providing a progress update on Public Realm works in Ballymena Town Centre.


TAL Public Liaison Officer - Scott Nelson T: 028 2565 3254 or M: 07715 993 135

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council:
Lead Officer - Sean Trainor T: 028 2563 3198
Officer - Tracey Muldoon T: 028 2563 3197