A new bakery, convenience store and ice cream parlour is to open at a site in Ebrington, a former military base in Derry.
A sign has appeared on one of the vacant buildings at Ebrington in Londonderry indicating that a new bakery will soon be opening there.
According to an Executive Office (TEO) brochure, an established retailer has received planning permission to develop the building as a bakery, convenience and ice cream parlour.
“Internal fit-out works are on-going. The building is scheduled to open for business in mid-March 2022,” it says.
The Executive Office is responsible for the regeneration of Ebrington, a 29-acre site on the east riverfront in the Waterside area, which was handed back to the city from the Ministry of Defence in 2003.
It was recently announced that a 152-bed hotel is expected to be completed by summer 2023, in a £15million development which includes £7.25million through the NI Investment Fund and £1.75million from Invest Northern Ireland.
The project will transform five buildings on the Ebrington site, including the Clock Tower, into four star accommodation with spa and leisure facilities.
The Walled City Brewery, which is based at the Ebrington site, is currently expanding and has welcomed the economic boost a hotel will bring.
Twelve buildings are currently occupied at Ebrington, 14 buildings are under construction (nine projects), with four buildings (two projects) pending completion of business case or legal processes.
A Grade ‘A’ office is currently under construction above the existing underground car park and is expected to open in May 2022. It has the potential to accommodate up to 400 staff.
A second office building is planned for the site immediately adjacent to the building, with work earmarked to start in June 2022.