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St Patrick’s Barracks Regeneration

birds eye view of the Saint Patrick's Barracks site in Ballymena

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council along with a number of key strategic partners are aiming to deliver a high-quality regeneration scheme at the St Patrick’s site in Ballymena.

This exciting project, led by the Department for Communities, will transform this area of Ballymena helping to create wider economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits across the Borough.

Improved Connections

A new and upgraded path and carriageway network for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists will improve connections between the development and Ballymena’s town centre as well as with the adjacent communities. A new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Braid River will provide extended access to the recreational parkland around the Ecos centre.

Previous Consultation

The Department for Communities carried out extensive consultation work on the regeneration of the site in 2016/17. The results of this consultation were used in support of the Outline Planning Submission.

Outline Planning permission for the redevelopment of the site was granted in 2019. This confirmed that the land was to be used for the creation of a shared, mixed use, housing-led regeneration scheme supported by infrastructure including a new road, footpaths and cycle ways. As pillars of regeneration, Council plan to construct a new Leisure, Health and Wellbeing facility and an Innovation Centre. Both will serve as a future hub for a Smart and sustainable district at St Patrick’s.

The themes from the previous consultation, along with the principles embedded within the Outline Planning approval, have also been used as a baseline for developing design proposals for the public realm, recreational areas, office building, civic event space, and a pedestrian and cycle bridge across to Ecos Nature Park.

Get Involved:

We would like to invite you to a Public Consultation Day to discuss the development of these designs. Representatives of the Department for Communities and the Department for Infrastructure will also be present. The details of the Public Consultation Day are noted below:

Event: St. Patrick’s Barracks Regeneration: Public Consultation Day

Date: Friday 20 May

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Museum Atrium, The Braid, 1-29 Bridge St, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ

You can also view the latest designs on this page and provide feedback via the link below.

Alternatively, comments on the proposals are welcome by emailing:

Written submissions can be forwarded by post clearly marked ‘Regeneration of St Patrick’s Barracks’ to:

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
The Braid
1-29 Bridge Street
BT43 5EJ

The deadline for submission of feedback is Friday 3 June 2022 at 6pm.

St Patrick's Barracks Regeneration Public Consultation

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St Patrick's Barracks Animation