News Archive: 2013

  • Nerve Centre facilities ready for the legacy

    Nerve Centre facilities ready for the legacy

    18th December 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has supported the Nerve Centre to enhance its creative learning facilities.Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has supported the Nerve Centre to enhance its creative learning facilities thanks to £80,296 of funding...

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  • Coolest ice rink coming to Ebrington!

    Coolest ice rink coming to Ebrington!

    9th December 2013

    With just days to go until LegenDerry on Ice is opened to the public, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company is delighted to share some interesting facts and figures about the first real ice rink to come to the city.It takes five...

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  • Digital Media Suite for Gasyard

    Digital Media Suite for Gasyard

    27th November 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has supported the Gasyard Development Trust in refurbishing the Gasyard Centre.Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has supported the Gasyard Development Trust in refurbishing the Gasyard Centre thanks to £224,590 of funding...

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  • Traffic and travel information for Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

    30th October 2013

    Derry City Council is advising that some disruption to normal travel movements may be expected on Thursday, 31 October 2013. Road Closures/ Diversions In order to accommodate the crowds and the safe passage of the Carnival parade, several road and...

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  • Derry~Londonderry could be the first WorldHost Destination City

    28th October 2013

    As part of the City of Culture 2013, local businesses have signed up to the WorldHost Customer Service training programme, which offers the skills and competencies for front line staff, offering expertise in dealing with real customers. Over 3,500 people...

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  • Additional access to Ebrington

    23rd October 2013

    Ilex is pleased to announce that a new access from Dale’s Corner, leading past buildings 80 and 81 and on to St. Columb’s Park has been completed and is now open to the public. The new route also has a...

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  • Brooke Park gets £150,000 boost

    Brooke Park gets £150,000 boost

    21st October 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for the city has helped transform Brooke Park to create a new outdoor events space.The park, which has been the location for events such as ‘Picnic in the Park’ will be better equipped to host...

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  • Have Your Say on the Ebrington Consultation

    21st October 2013

    As we enter the final week of public consultation on the Ebrington Development Framework, Stage 1, Ilex urban regeneration company would like to encourage as many people as possible to give us their views on the future of the 26...

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  • North West Carnival Initiative’s boost for 2013

    North West Carnival Initiative’s boost for 2013

    14th October 2013

    The North West Carnival Initiative has received major new equipment resources thanks to £82,300 of funding from Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund.The funding has provided a new van and equipment to...

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  • Ilex seeks public’s views on the development of Ebrington

    Ilex seeks public’s views on the development of Ebrington

    25th September 2013

    Ilex today announced details of the public consultation process for the regeneration of Ebrington. Mel Higgins, Interim Chief Executive of Ilex explained:  “A development framework for the 26-acre site is currently under way to ensure sustainable development in the short,...

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  • Countdown to Turner at Ebrington

    9th September 2013

    Ilex Urban Regeneration Company today previewed buildings 80 and 81 at Ebrington.  Constructed in the 1890s, the buildings have been transformed initially into a state-of-the-art gallery space to house the Turner Prize 2013. Interim Chairman of Ilex, Matt McNulty expressed...

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  • Age Friendly City Campaign

    Age Friendly City Campaign

    28th August 2013

    Organisations across Derry~Londonderry commit to putting older people at the heart of planning, design, delivery and usage of space and services. The Ilex team signs up to the Age Friendly City campaign committing to making our city a great place...

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  • Access to Ebrington – Walled City Tattoo

    27th August 2013

    To facilitate the Walled City Tattoo taking place at Ebrington Square from Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st August, the Cunningham entrance to Ebrington will be closed from 6.30pm – 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Memorial Hall enhanced with help from UK City Of Culture funding

    Memorial Hall enhanced with help from UK City Of Culture funding

    23rd August 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has given The Apprentice Boys of Derry £89,089 funding to enhance their Memorial Hall and temporary museum.The funding was awarded by Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital...

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  • City's World Host trainees reach 3000

    City's World Host trainees reach 3000

    20th August 2013

    Ilex Urban Regeneration Company has congratulated Nikki Kelly on being the 3000th person in Derry~Londonderry to successfully complete the World Host Customer Service Training Programme.The programme is being rolled out by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) in partnership with...

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  • Peace Bridge crossings exceed 2m

    Peace Bridge crossings exceed 2m

    16th August 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has revealed that the total pedestrian and cycle movement on the Peace Bridge has now exceeded two million since its launch on June 25th 2011.Interim Chief Executive of Ilex, Mel Higgins said: “This...

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  • Public safety compromised by theft of life belts on Peace Bridge

    25th July 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has expressed serious concern after a number of life belts were removed from the Peace Bridge and thrown into the River Foyle over the weekend.  To date, they have not been recovered. Ilex...

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  • Cumber House ready for use!

    Cumber House ready for use!

    9th July 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has supported John Mitchel’s GAC in refurbishing Cumber House, Claudy.£150,000 was given to John Mitchel’s GAC from Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s City of Culture Capital Fund, to carry out refurbishment...

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  • Sir Ken Robinson offers invaluable insight into Learning Communities

    9th July 2013

    In his third visit to the city in the last three years, Sir Ken Robinson has met with a group of stakeholders involved in the Skills and Early Intervention City catalyst programmes within the One Plan. A significant project linked...

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  • Happy Birthday to the Peace Bridge!

    Happy Birthday to the Peace Bridge!

    25th June 2013

    The Peace Bridge celebrates its 2nd birthday today. Since its opening on 25 June 2011 there have been over 1,771,000 crossings on the £14.5 million structure and it has won over 20 awards.Commenting on its birthday, Ilex’s Interim Chief Executive...

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  • St. Columb’s College launches new 3G pitch

    St. Columb’s College launches new 3G pitch

    25th June 2013

    St. Columb’s College has received a major new storage facility and equipment resource for their state-of-the-art 3G synthetic pitch, thanks to £60,000 of funding from Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund.To celebrate...

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  • Eglinton Community Hall – bigger and better!

    Eglinton Community Hall – bigger and better!

    24th June 2013

    Eglinton Community Hall has built a major extension.Eglinton Community Hall has built a major extension thanks to £243,090 of funding from Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund and additional funding from Sport...

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  • Foyle Search & Rescue gets vital help to ice proof pontoon

    Foyle Search & Rescue gets vital help to ice proof pontoon

    20th June 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has given Foyle Search & Rescue £50,000 funding to make their pontoon ice proof and put it back into the river for all year round use.The funding was awarded by Ilex through the...

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  • Ilex urges cyclists to slow down

    18th June 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has expressed concern at the speed of cyclists on the Peace Bridge and Ebrington. Ilex Facilities Manager, Paul Doherty, said: “In recent weeks an increasing number of cyclists have been speeding over the...

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  • Age Friendly City Charter launched

    12th June 2013

    Ilex, in partnership with Derry Healthy Cities and supported by a range of older people’s advisory groups, today launched the Age Friendly City Charter in a bid to make our city more age friendly.The scheme will drive forward a campaign...

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  • Ilex supports volunteering by funding Co-Ordinator posts

    10th June 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has provided £27,500 funding to support the creation of two-full time volunteer co-ordinator jobs in the city. The co-ordinators will continue with the delivery of the North West Volunteer Action Plan until March...

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  • The Return of Colmcille

    The Return of Colmcille

    6th June 2013

    The Return of Colmcille celebrations will commence in the city this weekend. For information on the two day spectacle, please see the information below: Click here for Here Comes the Summer - The Gasyard Click here for the Return of...

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  • Ilex helps In Your Space with new Big Top

    Ilex helps In Your Space with new Big Top

    3rd June 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has provided In Your Space with funding for a demountable Big Top tent.The tent will be a key feature as part of the Carnivale of Colours which takes place this weekend in St....

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  • New Cultural Hub for Outer North

    New Cultural Hub for Outer North

    29th May 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Londonderrry, has supported Leafair Community Association by providing funding to extend Skeoge House Community Centre to create a modern, accessible and sustainable arts and cultural hub within the Leafair/Outer North area.Leafair Community Association was...

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  • Ilex Supports The Waterside Theatre

    Ilex Supports The Waterside Theatre

    20th May 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company has helped the Waterside Theatre with a permanent, illuminated sign and demountable drop-down banner for the UK City of Culture 2013.Funding of £8,021 was awarded by Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City...

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  • Ballyarnet Country Park gets a makeover

    Ballyarnet Country Park gets a makeover

    17th May 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, together with Derry City Council, has helped transform Ballyarnet Country Park to create new events spaces.The park, which will be the location of choice for the Earhart Festival which takes place this weekend,...

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  • Radio 1's Big Weekend information for residents and business

    17th May 2013

    Derry City Council has worked with BBC Radio 1 to provide the following at a glance guide with the information you need to plan your journey and your weekend during the One Big Weekend festivities. Click here to download Radio...

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  • Peace Bridge picks up top Regeneration Award

    13th May 2013

    At a prestigious ceremony at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday, the Peace Bridge won the RICS Northern Ireland 2013 Regeneration Award, which recognises exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas. Welcoming the news, Ilex’s Programme Manager, Ciaran Doherty said:...

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  • Noribic unveils programme for Ebn Congress in Derry~Londonderry

    26th April 2013

    One of Europe’s largest and most prestigious business events will take place in Derry-Londonderry in May with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as headline speaker. Organisers, The Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC) today unveiled the line-up and principal sponsors...

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  • Ilex helps deliver Ampitheatre for Playtrail

    Ilex helps deliver Ampitheatre for Playtrail

    25th April 2013

    Ilex, through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund, has provided £126,021 in funding to Liberty Consortium to enhance the city’s Playtrail site.The facility, which is located within the grounds of Foyle View and Belmont...

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  • New Visual Arts Centre for Cathedral Quarter

    New Visual Arts Centre for Cathedral Quarter

    23rd April 2013

    Ilex, through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund, has supported significant projects for Creative Village Arts and Derry Print Workshop. Ilex, through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund,...

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  • City's Skills Group welcomes new Liaison Post

    17th April 2013

    The city’s Skills Directorate has welcomed financial support from the Department for Employment and Learning for a Skills and Employment Liason Officer for the North West. The Liaison Officer will work under the guidance of the Directorate, and will play...

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  • Peace Bridge crossings surpass 1.5m

    17th April 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has revealed that the total pedestrian and cycle movement on the Peace Bridge has now exceeded 1.5 million since its launch on June 25th 2011. Interim Chief Executive of Ilex, Mel Higgins said:...

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  • Citizens rate their City

    15th April 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has published the results of the Citi-Scope survey which reveals the attitudes of people in neighbourhoods across the city to issues including healthcare, education, employment, and physical security. The research follows the Citi-Scope...

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  • Revamped Tower Museum opens for family fun

    Revamped Tower Museum opens for family fun

    12th April 2013

    The Tower Museum has received a major facilities upgrade thanks to funding from Ilex through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund.To mark the completion of this £157,750 makeover, a family fun day of events...

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  • Ilex supports Void Gallery for 2013 and beyond

    Ilex supports Void Gallery for 2013 and beyond

    11th April 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has supported Void Gallery in upgrading its facilities and purchasing a range of audio/visual and digital equipment, benefiting local artists and the general public.Void, located on Patrick Street in the city, was awarded...

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  • McCausland unveils St Columba sculpture

    McCausland unveils St Columba sculpture

    21st March 2013

    Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has revealed a bronze sculpture of St Columba releasing a dove marking the start of the city’s Christian Heritage Trail.Funded by Ilex, through the Department for Social Development’s UK City of Culture Capital Infrastructure Fund,...

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  • Peace Bridge proves Judges' favourite at Awards Ceremonies

    13th March 2013

    The city’s Peace Bridge has picked up three prestigious gongs at two separate awards ceremonies this week.The structure, which was funded by the European Union and developed by Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, received the Civic Trust Northern...

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  • Survey reveals positive impact of Peace Bridge and Ebrington

    11th March 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has published the results of a survey about people’s use of and attitudes to the Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square.The survey, which was completed by 1389 people at seven different locations across the...

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  • Visual Arts Centre to open in City

    11th February 2013

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, is assisting Creative Village Arts in the refurbishment of artists’ studios in the Pump Street area of the city.Creative Village Arts, which received £135,000 from the Department for Social Development’s City of Culture...

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