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FP McCann awarded £4m contract for ‘inner walled city’ scheme in Derry

Derry's historic walls.
Derry, North Ireland. Aerial view of Derry Londonderry city center in Northern Ireland, UK. Sunny day with cloudy sky, city walls and historical buildings Public realm in Derry’s historic city conservation area will be upgraded as part of a £4m government scheme. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The contract for £4 million scheme to upgrade public realm inside Derry city’s historic walls has been awarded to FP McCann.

The Department for Communities officially awarded the tender for the Inner Walled City Public Realm scheme to the south Derry construction group last week.

The work, which is scheduled to run through to the end of 2025, includes the provision of new public footways, carriageways, open spaces, street lighting and furniture.

The project covers around 75,000 sq ft of public realm within Derry’s historic city conservation area.

Streets named in the contract include: Bank Place, Union Hall Place, Magazine Street, Upper Magazine Street, Society Street and Palace Street.

FP McCann was last year awarded the contract to supply a new bridge for the Northwest Greenway along the River Foyle at Pennyburn.

The new bridge was lifted into place by the contractor on Monday night.