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The next Portrush Regeneration Programme public information event is scheduled for:

  • Date: Monday 14th May 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Main Hall, Portrush Town Hall.


The event will include an important update on all current and proposed Portrush Regeneration Projects.

If you wish to contact an officer regarding this scheme, please email  or telephone 028 2764 9492.

Portrush New Train Station 


• Funding approval – June 2017
• Warehouse purchase complete – Nov 2017
• Planning Approval – Feb 2018
• Contractor appointment – anticipated April 2018

Initial steps: 

• Demolition of warehouse (non-listed) building adjacent to the current Translink site
• Demolition of current train station building

      Proposed Station Building                                                                                   Proposed platform                                                                             



     Proposed waiting area                                                                                           Proposed waiting area (view 2) 



  For more information please follow this link   


Urban Development Grant

Urban Development Grant (UDG) is a discretionary grant scheme with the main aim of encouraging the economic, physical and social regeneration of disadvantaged urban areas across Northern Ireland, by promoting regeneration.

This is done by encouraging investment in property to improve:

  • The economy (by assisting the expansion of local businesses and the creation of jobs); and
  • The environment (by the improvement of the appearance of new buildings on derelict sites).

The key objectives of the UDG scheme are:

  • To act as an enabler – where necessary – for private investment;
  • To create and/or retain permanent jobs in town/city centres and disadvantaged urban areas; and
  • To improve the environment of town/city centres and disadvantaged urban areas by improvements to the physical fabric.

The Portrush grant was launched in January 2017 with 46 Applications received by the closing date. 
The top ranking 13 projects were taken forward to full Economic Appraisal. 
The aims of the grant are:

  • The target is to create over 100 permanent jobs and bring over 6000sqm of buildings into commercial use. 
  • Potential to leverage almost £10m of private investment
  • Recognised the need to leave a lasting legacy in Portrush

The original budget  was £3m but the Programme has been extended to 2020/21 and additional £750k secured.