10/09/2001

Market House regeneration project opens in Portglenone

Portglenone Enterprise Group’s major regeneration project ‘Market House’ has been opened by International Fund for Ireland Chairman William T McCarter.

The project, which was supported by a number of groups, involved the demolition of two adjoining derelict properties in a prominent position on Main Street in the town and now comprises 3,750 sq ft of commercial premises.

The building has also been designed to cater for the needs of the disabled, allowing them to participate fully in all programmes run in the centre.

The Market House project was developed in tandem with a project by Ballymena Borough Council to renovate the nearby toilet block which will be managed by the Portglenone Enterprise Group.

Speaking at the event, Mr McCarter described the scheme as an excellent project that would provide a focal point for community activities, while at the same time redeveloping a prominent site in the town. (MB)

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