ST PATRICKS BARRACKS
GM Design were appointed by the then Department for Social Development – now Department for Communities, to prepare a Development Plan for the redevelopment of the 14.8 hectare former St Patrick’s Barrack’s MoD site in Ballymena for a range of public sector interests. We identified the range of public sector bodies who declared an interest in acquiring land within the site (including PSNI,NIHE, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Education Authority, Department of Education and NI Science Park)
We consulted with them to establish their specific requirements including land take and any locational requirement within the site. Having regard to the sites physical and environmental constraints including flooding, traffic and access, topography and contamination and individual Stakeholder requirements we prepared an agreed option for the Development Plan that was ratified by all interests.