Court House Phase II

The creativity of its people, from earliest times to present-day musicians and producers, is a key part of Bangor’s DNA. The borough inspires and supports many key influencers within the music industry including Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, Foy Vance, Hannah Peel and Lowden Guitars. Ards and North Down is also home to several successful companies involved in TV/film music production.

Independent charity, Open House, completed Phase 1 of its ambitious plans to regenerate Bangor Court House in 2022, creating a permanent home for the Open House festival and a much-needed multi-purpose venue serving the city.  Having considered a range of options for a music hub as part of the Waterfront Redevelopment, this funding will allow for further development and build on the Open House plans for Phase 2 which include creating additional capacity for creative events and workspaces, that will further enhance its reputation as a venue for Bangor and the wider Borough. 

Having considered a range of options for a music hub as part of the Waterfront Development, we are proposing further developing and building on the Open House plans to create a Phase 2. This will see the capacity of the building double in size to include additional event and performance spaces and creative work spaces that will further enhance its reputation as a venue for Bangor and the wider Borough.

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