News Archive: 2011

  • Cunningham Square lights up for Christmas!

    16th December 2011

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company yesterday switched on Christmas tree lights at Cunningham Square in Ebrington.  The festivities included carol singing organised by the Churches Trust and a specially filmed message to the crew of the Clipper Round the World...

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  • Foyle Cloud: Foyle Learning Community's Collaborative VLE

    28th November 2011

    Please click here to read a blog by Kenny McCormack, Synergy Learning, with an update on the further success of Foyle Cloud, with seven schools now on board.

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  • Derry~Londonderry The Place To Invest

    25th November 2011

    A unique seminar has been organised by Derry City Council and Ilex, bringing together financiers, hospitality experts, property developers and individuals to explore the opportunities for growth that the City of Culture 2013 will provide to the accommodation sector. Aideen...

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  • Ilex commended for consulting with children and young people

    25th November 2011

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced they have received a commendation from the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young people (NICCY) for the Participation Awards 2011. The awards have been designed to recognise work in the civil service...

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  • Ebrington Events Grant

    23rd November 2011

    Ilex is seeking applications for grants to support the development of events/projects for Ebrington (up to March 31st 2012).This is a pilot scheme intended to support events/projects of varying scale and character that advance the use of Ebrington as shared...

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  • 250,000+ cross Peace Bridge

    250,000+ cross Peace Bridge

    24th October 2011

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced that the total pedestrian movement on the Peace Bridge has exceeded 250,000 since the bridge was launched on June 25th.Michael Gallagher, Ilex’s Strategy and Regeneration Manager explained: “The Peace Bridge was given significant...

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  • Peace Bridge wins prestigious award

    19th October 2011

    Ilex and Graham Construction today announced that the Peace Bridge has won the prestigious Achieving Excellence Partnering Award as part of the Construction Employers Federation Awards which highlights projects that have displayed the best approach to partnering in the delivery...

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  • The Peace Bridge needs your vote

    22nd September 2011

    The city’s Peace Bridge has been shortlisted for the prestigious Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which are decided by a public vote. The bridge is one of eight projects across Ireland to be shortlisted in the category of Engineering Project of...

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  • Ilex Invitation to Tender

    14th September 2011

    Ilex seeks proposals from event management companies or consortia to produce and manage the official opening of Ebrington Public Realm.To download the terms of reference click here.For artist's impressions, please select image 1 and image 2.To view the public notice...

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  • Ilex Chair to step down

    13th September 2011

    Ilex URC today announced that the Chair of its Board, Sir Roy McNulty, intends to step down from that post in the first quarter of 2012. Sir Roy said: “It has been a privilege and a pleasure for me to...

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  • Ebrington Parade Ground to reflect the City’s past, present – and future

    8th September 2011

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced its intention to bury a time capsule in Ebrington Parade Ground as part of its official launch in December. Mo Durkan, Head of Communications at Ilex said: “We would like to place a...

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  • City focuses on international best practice

    1st September 2011

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Local Economic and Employment Development Programme, today held an International Regeneration Seminar on the global approaches to delivering economic and social regeneration. OECD experts...

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  • Ilex invites tenders for Tea/coffee Concession At Ebrington

    19th August 2011

    Ilex urban regeneration company is inviting tenders from interested parties to operate a tea/coffee concession at Ebrington.Alan Armstrong, Ilex’s Development Manager at Ebrington, said: “Reaction to the Peace Bridge has been extremely positive with people taking time to enjoy the...

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  • City of Culture Capital Fund

    26th July 2011

    In July 2010, Derry~Londonderry was awarded the designation of UK City of Culture 2013.Ilex, through its sponsor department DSD, secured £10m in capital funding for the development of infrastructure in time for the City of Culture.  The funding is to...

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  • EU Commissioner Hahn Launches Peace Bridge

    27th June 2011

    EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn today opened the European Union funded Peace Bridge in Derry ~ Londonderry alongside; the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD; First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D Robinson MLA; deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MP...

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  • Official Regeneration Plan for Derry ~ Londonderry

    22nd June 2011

    Regeneration plan for Derry ~ Londonderry

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  • Connecting The City – Have Your Say!

    3rd June 2011

    PRESS RELEASE June 3rd 2011 CONNECTING THE CITY – HAVE YOUR SAY! Ilex, the urban regeneration company, today announced the launch of the Attitudinal and Resident Movement Baseline Survey which will be carried out by Social Capital (North West) C.I.C....

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  • Peace Bridge Programme

    21st May 2011

    Peace Bridge Programme

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  • Peace Bridge Opening Celebrations

    20th May 2011

    PRESS RELEASE Friday 20th May 2011 PEACE BRIDGE OPENING CELEBRATIONS Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced the launch of the programme for the official opening of the Peace Bridge and weekend of events, June 25th and 26th. Aideen McGinley,...

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  • City Of Culture Capital Fund

    23rd March 2011

    Attwood announces £10 million City of Culture funding package for DerrySocial Development Minister Alex Attwood today made a rallying call for organisations in Derry to bid for a slice of the £10million City of Culture Capital funding he has secured...

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  • Ilex welcomes announcement of funding for Fort George Decontamination

    15th March 2011

    Ilex today welcomed Minister Alex Attwood’s announcement that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contributed £3.2 million funding towards the cost of decontamination on Fort George. Chief Executive of Ilex, Aideen McGinley, said: “Ilex welcomes the Minister’s announcement that he...

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  • EQIA public consultation meeting

    18th February 2011

    The Strategy Board today held a Public Consultation Event on the draft Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) that has been completed on the city’s draft Regeneration Plan. The EQIA reviews the draft Plan to determine the impacts on members of the...

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  • Final sections of Peace Bridge put in place

    18th February 2011

    Ilex, urban regeneration company today announced the installation of the final two sections of the Peace Bridge this weekend. A 500 tonne crane will lift the first section of the bridge over the railway line late Saturday night/early Sunday morning...

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