Areas of Enniskillen town centre are to be regenerated thanks to a £335,000 investment.

This revitalisation funding is being provided by the Department for Communities (DfC), Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and local traders, who have worked together to develop a scheme to help stimulate business by enhancing the local environment. The project will see enhancements made to Down Street, Cross Street and the Buttermarket in Enniskillen and will include a shop front improvement scheme, an upgrade to the public toilets to ensure that they are fit for purpose and are accessible, new street furniture, improved signage, lighting and the provision of a glass display to showcase a piece of public art. The funding is also to be used for the acquisition of new and energy efficient festive lighting to increase the vibrancy and atmosphere of the area.

Damian Mulholland, Regional Development Director at the Department for Communities, stated: “This revitalisation project will regenerate this area of Enniskillen town centre and bring much needed enhancement and modernisation to this important retail environment. It is anticipated that the scheme will help to stimulate business, increase footfall and enhance the local community’s environment.”

Councillor Howard Thornton, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be working in partnership with Department for Communities in the delivery of this scheme. It is wonderful to see this significant and much needed investment in such a key area of Enniskillen town centre. The Council values the opportunity to work in partnership with other key stakeholders to deliver projects which make the district a quality place to live, work and visit. The completed project will complement the public realm scheme due to commence in Enniskillen town centre.”