Bangor Marine Proposals

Bangor Marine Limited, a partnership between Karl Group and Farrans, was created specially to deliver the Queen’s Parade project.

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Following the series of public consultation events, held during the summer of 2019, Bangor Marine worked to develop their planning application for the site. This was submitted to the Ards and North Down Borough Council (planning application number, LA06/2020/0097/F) and was approved by the Council’s Planning Committee on 26th January 2021. 

Outline of Proposals

The proposals are estimated to bring approximately £50m Private Sector investment into the heart of the town, creating a significant number of jobs in the construction sector, and further employment opportunities following completion of the project in the retail, service, and hospitality sectors.    

The detail of the planning application(external link opens in a new window / tab) is available on the planningni portal.


The proposals for the site include;

  • Marine Gardens Public Realm combining External Events Space, Cafes, Sheltered Promenade & Kiosks, Beach, Seafront Lawns, Children’s Play Area & Water Feature;
  • a Hotel;
  • a Destination/Cinema Building;
  • Residential Units;
  • Commercial/Retail/Restaurant Space;
  • Office Space;
  • a Play Zone;
  • Refurbishment of Existing Commercial Properties;
  • basement Car Park;
  • and Marketplace & Courtyard Squares. 

As the lead on the redevelopment of the Queen’s Parade, the Department for Communities has an extensive summary of the site and recent key milestones, along with an outline of these current redevelopment proposals, on its website at Regeneration of Queens Parade, Bangor

The Department for Infrastructure is currently considering the Council Planning Committee approval of the planning application, and we currently await the outcome of that process

CGI Images of the proposed completed scheme

Queen's Parade