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Category: Civil Engineering Project: Ballyclare Client: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council Value Range: <£500k

Sixmilewater Park Entrance Scheme

Category: Civil Engineering Location: Ballyclare Client: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council Value Range: <£500k

Project Details:

The Sixmilewater Park Project was an extension to the existing park located adjacent to the Sixmilewater river in Ballyclare.

The Contract was for the provision of works to upgrade the existing entrance of Main Street, provide public conveniences and create a landscape scheme to include an events area, mini amphitheatre with enhanced riverside space and feature lighting and to provide accessibility for all to the park whilst creating a formal link to Ballyclare town centre.

The scope for the scheme required:

  • Demolition/removal of existing workshop/storage building and public toilet block
  • Creation of new pedestrian entrances
  • Provision of a public space and toilet block within the confines and adjacent to the site boundary
  • Enhanced soft and hard landscaping and amenity lighting
  • Associated parking bays on Avondale Drive (across from its junction with Harrier Way and also further down adjacent to the Play park area)


Works were completed in 2 phases

Phase 1 was located at the park entrance off of Main Street and consisted of the demolition of an existing toilet block and maintenance shed, construction of a new toilet block with structural seating slab, a new retaining wall for provision of new parking bays, a paved entrance plaza, and an amphitheatre, as well as landscaping and pathways throughout. Phase 1 was completed and handed over early 2021

Phase 2 was located along Avondale Drive and consisted of construction of new retaining structures, new parking bays, a new footpaths, and fencing off of the Avondale Drive park entrance. This was completed in two sections to maintain park access. Phase 2 was completed and handed over by end of August 2020

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