Town Centre Development
Coleraine is laying the foundations for sustainable growth, by investing heavily in public services and infrastructure. There has been an unprecedented level of private sector investment in the town since 1997.
Recent developments include:
Diamond Shopping Centre
£23 million development providing an additional 140,000 sq ft of retail provision right in the heart of the town. Opened in 2002.
Integrated Bus and Rail Centre
The £2 million award-winning terminal offers the latest in customer facilities. Coupled with recent improvements to the Belfast/Coleraine line and substantial investment in new trains has significantly upgrade public transport infrastructure.
The £55 million regional hospital offers modern health care facilities in attractive surroundings.
Riverside Retail Park
Situated on the edge-of-town, the Retail Park successfully balances the town centre retail offer. Current tenants include Sainsburys, Curry’s, JJB Sports, Burger King and Macdonald’s. New Developments include Fitness First, B&Q Superstore, Premier Inn, Lidl and the multi-activity Jet Centre complex.
The £6 million investment in local government offices and services has become the symbol of a forward-looking region.
Coleraine has changed beyond all recognition over the last ten years. In 1988 there were 11 national retailers. Today Coleraine accommodates a total of 104 national retailers and 203 independent stores.
Few towns can boast high quality green space such as Anderson Park with a family play park, Rose Gardens and tennis courts. A Sculpture Park is also planned.
Provides access for pedestrians and cyclists to the town centre. It is a key link to the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
Coleraine has a total of 12 cameras throughout the town centre, linked into the other towns of Portrush and Portstewart. Coleraine town centre is also covered by a successful Radiolink scheme..
Coleraine Science Park
This 45-acre site on the University Campus is attracting international companies in the biotechnology field.
- Refurbishment of the Diamond public square.
- Traffic Circulation Review.
- Re-development of Market Yard site to include regional museum and library.
- Development Briefs for Mall Car Park and Abbey Street Car Park.
- Provision of jetties on River Bann.
- River front Development Strategy.
- Independent Retail Training Initiatives.
- “Coleraine in Colour” Initiative
All information and performance indicators are regularly updated and available via the town’s website www.coleraine.co.uk.
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