Ebrington Barracks set for facelift

A £6m contract to redevelop the parade ground at a former Army base in Derry 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.

Derry'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.

Foyle MP Mark Durkan, says this is a step closer to a new Derry:

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