Ballymena Global Alumni Network

What We Are

Ballymena Global Alumni Network is a new initiative, funded by Ballymena Borough Council, to help connect people from Ballymena and the surrounding areas to exciting new opportunities for investment and development.

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How You Can Join

If you’re interested in becoming part of the Ballymena Global Alumni Network, and helping to build a brighter economic future for the area, enter your details here.

At the moment, we’re basing our approach on several key investment sites. However, as the Network grows we will be looking to tap into any and all opportunities for development, no matter how small -ensuring that your talents and connections can be put to good use.

Alexander Street

The Alexander Street Site comprises a number of properties on William Street, Broughshane Street and Ballymoney Street.

It is situated within the town centre of Ballymena. The existing commercial nature of the Alexander Street site and its location within the central area of Ballymena Town Centre, along with its proximity to Fairhill Shopping Centre, mean that the site is well positioned to accommodate a redevelopment scheme.

The site would be suited to retail and commercial businesses as part of a mixed use development.

Bridge Street

Situated just off the Larne Link road, this town centre site is exceptionally well suited to being a mixed use scheme in the heart of Ballymena.

Given its key location opposite Ballymena Borough Council’s Town Hall, theatre and museum complex, the redevelopment of this site would provide a magnet for shoppers and visitors from the northern end of the town centre.

The site could be a major asset in the ongoing regeneration of the town centre.

Ballymena Construction Site

The site comprises a central position within Ballymena to the west of Queen Street, west of Toome Road and north of Montague Avenue.

While outside Ballymena town centre, it still occupies a central location.

Access to the site is easily available from the surrounding area given its central location within Ballymena. Previous planning permissions indicate the site’s suitability for social housing development or industrial use.

John Crane/Cosby Site

These two former industrial sites located on the edge of Ballymena city centre have excellent potential for businesses in the manufacturing sectors.

Currently made up of buildings associated with Cosby’s Timber Yard along with an old filling station premises, there is opportunity to connect into local infrastructure and transport links.

Previous planning permissions have shown a high-level of interest in developing these sites.

St Patricks Barrack’s Site

Saint Patrick’s Barracks site is located off Demesne Avenue on the eastern side of Ballymena town.

With some social housing development already undertaken, there is the capacity to further develop this promising site into a hub for Ballymena.

Other Investment Site Locations

  • Former Ballee Primary School
  • Ballee Roundabout Lands
  • ECOS site
  • George Street / Linenhall Street
  • Former St. Mary's Primary School
  • Ballee Roundabout Lands