Future Plans for Ebrington

Ebrington is already a destination and an opportunity site.

Ebrington sits in a distinctive and central riverside location in the Waterside area of Derry-Londonderry (26 acres/10.5 hectares).  Its prominent riverfront position and sloping topography affords Ebrington unrivalled views of the city.

Flexible space for new businesses seeking to establish or expand
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Flexible space for new businesses seeking to establish or expand

Ebrington is enhancing the city as a destination for cultural and creative industries
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Ebrington is enhancing the city as a destination for cultural and creative industries

19 heritage buildings to be sympathetically restored for contemporary use
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19 heritage buildings to be sympathetically restored for contemporary use

The former parade ground, now known as Ebrington Square, has been transformed into one of the largest public event spaces on the island of Ireland. The array of remaining buildings at Ebrington reflects the evolution of the site over 170 years and is of great importance to the historic and architectural fabric of the city.

The Ebrington Development Framework (EDF)


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Ebrington is:

  • within four minutes walk of the railway station
  • within six minutes walk of the central bus station and the Walled City, just across the Peace Bridge
  • accessible at King Street roundabout which connects east via the Belfast road and south via the Dublin road
  • beside St. Columb’s Park
  • one of the best walking / cycling routes of any city on this island, with a major leisure centre under construction in St. Columb’s Park

With the established Peace Bridge links and the new King Street links, the EDF proposes to integrate Ebrington more directly with both the Waterside, at Ebrington Presbyterian Church and with St. Columb’s Park.  Ilex has progressed discussions with Derry City Council as to how St. Columb’s Park and Ebrington might complement and support each other.

For a copy of the Ebrington Development Framework, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.


EDF Block Plan


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This Block Plan indicates the types and densities of uses proposed for Ebrington.  (The use of individual buildings may vary from those shown here in line with opportunities that come forward).

  • 224,050 sq ft (20,815 sq m) earmarked for Culture and Creative industries
  • 123,785 sq ft (11,500 sq m) proposed for Hotel and Leisure
  • 77,156 sq ft (7,168 sq m) proposed for Museum / Heritage uses
  • 50,170 sq ft (4,661 sq m) proposed for Cafés / Bars / Restaurants and small scale / niche retail
  • 207,884 sq ft (19,313 sq m) proposed for Commercial Office space
  • 52,538 sq ft (4,881 sq m) proposed for Residential use, ideally to support other uses at Ebrington

The complementarity and mix of these uses are critical to the overall regeneration, and the articulation of this mix will also deliver on Ebrington’s tourism potential.

The Ebrington Development Framework incorporated feedback from a consultation process, with almost 1,800 people consulted and expert input on environment, economic and urban factors. The framework outlines how Ebrington integrates with the city, which will ultimately support net additional 1,800 jobs in the city and additional Gross Value Added (income and jobs) of £42 million.




Related Documents

Ebrington Development Framework Download