New Community Hub


Kilcluney’s new Community Hub is now officially handed over.

Located on the Mowhan Road, Markethill, the new Community Hub will provide a range of services to the local community including leisure, health and wellbeing and community events in a safe and integrated environment. What is more, the new building will also provide changing facilities to complement the existing adjacent 3G pitches.

“This is a fabulous centre and will be of real value to the community,” comments the Lord Mayor Alderman Gareth Wilson, “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the successful completion of this project, this centre will now help facilitate the delivery of community services to people in Markethill and surrounding areas for many years to come.”

Led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, the project received around £700,000 funding from the Social Investment Fund under the Northern Ireland Executive’s Delivering Social Change Framework. Under the expertise of Hall Black Douglas Architects and William Rogers Construction, the project took nearly one year to complete.

Delivering Social Change is the Executive’s framework, set up to tackle poverty and social exclusion. It aims to deliver a sustained reduction in poverty and associated issues across all ages and to improve children and young people’s health, well-being and life opportunities thereby breaking the long term cycle of multigenerational problems.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have been appointed to deliver a range of capital projects for the Social Investment Fund in the Southern Zone, which aims to make life better for people in targeted areas by increasing employment opportunities, addressing deprivation, increasing services in the community, and addressing dereliction.