Queen's Parade

Investment in the Queen’s Parade area of Bangor city centre is critical to local regeneration.  

Bangor Marine Ltd (a joint venture between Farrans and the Karl Group) was appointed by the Department for Communities and the Council as the preferred developer of the site in May 2019 and planning permission for a mixed-used development was granted in September 2022.  

Visit Bangor Marine's dedicated Queen's Parade website for more details of the redevelopment scheme Home - Bangor Marine (queensparadebangor.com) and to sign up for the newsletter to receive news and updates.

The Department for Communities leads on the redevelopment of the Queen’s Parade area of Bangor.  An extensive summary of the site and recent key milestones is provided on its website: Regeneration of Queens Parade, Bangor

Frequently asked questions

What is the current status of the Queen’s Parade Development?

Bangor Marine received the formal decision notice of planning permission for their development on 29 September 2022.

Bangor Marine recognise that there is a high level of public interest in the redevelopment and are keen to get construction started as soon as possible. Since gaining planning consent, the company has been working hard with all stakeholders with the intention of beginning work on the Marine Gardens public realm phase in summer 2023. There are still challenges to resolve ahead of mobilising on site. One key area is ecology and Bangor Marine is lining up all appropriate surveys to ensure full compliance with the appropriate guidance. Depending on the findings of the surveys, some aspects of the programme of work may be moved into the Autumn.

What is the current proposal? 

A £50m private investment that will deliver:

  • A 67-bed hotel with spa/ swimming pool
  • 138 new homes (37 x 1 beds/ 98 x 2 beds/ 3 x 3 beds)
  • Over 6000m2 of office space
  • 1,858m2 of food and beverage/ retail opportunities
  • A destination/ cinema building
  • 1,208m2 indoor activity space
  • 255 space car park
  • Marine Gardens public realm and open space
What is the difference between Queen’s Parade and the Bangor Waterfront project?

These are two different but complimentary investment schemes for Bangor.

Queen’s Parade is a £50M investment in a mixed-use development by Bangor Marine – a joint venture between Farrans and Karl Group. It will regenerate the Queen’s Parade area of the town centre.

Bangor Waterfront is the redevelopment of a 2 mile stretch of coastline from Skippingstone beach to Ballyholme. It is being led by the Council and is due to receive circa £40M of funding from Belfast Region City Deal. The remaining investment will come from Council (£20M) and the private sector (£12M). Read more at Bangor Waterfront | Ards and North Down Borough Council

Combined, these schemes will deliver £122M into the town and allow it to embark on its most ambitious regeneration journey for decades.

Bangor Regeneration