Streetscape Heritage Scheme is now open for expressions of interest

September 30, 2021

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) are calling for expressions of interest from businesses in the Lisburn conservation area for funding to replace their shop front façade and signage. The funding will be used to help them meet the Lisburn Conservation Area Design Guidance, from a heritage perspective.

Alderman Amanda Grehan, Chairman of the LCCC’s Development Committee, said: "We recognise the importance of retaining conservation status for Lisburn. The new Heritage Streetscape Scheme will focus on enhancing the conservation area and will help businesses to create shop frontages that complement the character and appearance of the city centre. This scheme intends to create a more pleasing city centre environment by improving heritage shop fronts, resulting in wider benefits for the public realm and instilling civic pride."

This grant programme is funded through the Department for Communities (DfC) and administered by the council.

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “This investment is a welcome boost for Lisburn City Centre and will complement previous public realm works and shop front improvement schemes in the city funded by the Department. This funding will assist a number of city centre businesses to retain the distinctive and authentic character that make our towns and cities attractive places to visit, live and invest.   I look forward to seeing the impact of the scheme on the regeneration of Lisburn.”

The Streetscape Heritage Scheme will be launched as a pilot in the Lisburn conservation area to identify the potential for repeat schemes or expansion to other conservation areas. For more information click here.