Bangor Waterfront

 Ards and North Down Borough Council is progressing ambitious plans to redevelop a 2.2 mile stretch of the seafront to help establish Bangor as a thriving town and prime visitor attraction in Northern Ireland.

The Bangor Waterfront Development is just one of a number of exciting tourism-led regeneration schemes eligible to receive funding from the Belfast Region City Deal.  Circa £40M is available for the development via this bespoke package of funding from the UK Government, with the remaining investment coming from both the Council (approximately £20M) and the private sector (approximately £14M).

Our vision (Bangor Identity Framework document) is to seamlessly connect the waterfront to the rest of the town and, in so doing, provide a unique range of opportunities for residents and visitors to have their lives and businesses enriched by a mix of public spaces, creative events, activities, attractions and experiences that speak of local stories to a global audience.  

In August 2019 the Council appointed AECOM as the consultants to lead on the delivery of this project and to deliver on this vision.  Working with the Council, AECOM undertook a very significant amount of consultation to really understand the qualities that make Bangor special and local people’s hopes for the future of the waterfront. Read more here Survey findings pdf.

Read more about benefits for Bangor and the people who live there at Benefits of Regeneration | Ards and North Down Borough Council

The Next Steps in this ambitious plan for Banfor can be found at Next Steps | Ards and North Down Borough Council

Key Projects 


The Bangor Waterfront Scheme – seamlessly connecting our waterfront to our town and creating unique opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses alike.

Bangor Regeneration