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Farrans begins Belfast regeneration project

22 Oct 10 Belfast contractor Farrans has officially signed the contract to begin work on the £16 million Skainos Project, an urban regeneration project on the Newtownards Road in East Belfast.

The project, partly funded by the EU Peace Programme, includes a new community multi-use building, comprising residential, community and commercial units.

Central to the development is a new civic square that is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmer’s markets and fairs, and will be overlooked by new mixed tenure housing.

The Newtownards Road frontage of the development will feature new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square will be the work of East Belfast Mission, including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square.

The auditorium will serve as the worship space for the Methodist Congregation at East Belfast Mission.

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