FP McCann has now completed the Environmental Improvements construction project in both Richhill and Keady.
The project, which was funded by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, focused on the towns main thoroughfares, with the aim of providing “fit for purpose” shared spaces and to promote footfall within the two towns to help boost the trade and economy of both areas.
Environmental Improvement Scheme completed in Richhill, County Armagh
The projects involved:
• Excavation and disposal of existing footpath & road surface
• Paving and kerbing using natural stone (granite and sand stone) and concrete slabs
• New footpath alignments
• Provision and installation of street furniture and tree planting
• Road surfacing, ramping, parking and line marking
• Works to existing services (including lighting)
• New drainage to connect to existing street drainage / sewers
• Footpath realignment works
• Minor engineering works, retaining structures/walls
• Relocation of the existing War Memorial in Richhill
• Minor electrical works.
While carrying out the works, we continuously liaised with traders and residents in both towns, keeping them updated on the planned works ahead and ensuring that any of their concerns were address as efficiently as possible. Throughout the works, pedestrian access to business and properties were provided, as well as maintaining two-way traffic through the main thoroughfares at all times. This kept disruption to a minimum.
Environmental Improvement Scheme completed in Keady, County Armagh
We worked closely with local utility providers as the scheme progressed and upgraded equipment, where required, to avoid future disruption to the new footpath surfaces.
The completed schemes have been very well received in both towns. Both residents and traders are now availing of the building frontage schemes to further enhance the appearance of their properties and to complement the new footway and carriageway surfaces.