New Sugar Island Development Proposed

A planning application has been submitted for retail units and apartments at Sugar Island in Newry. Located on the corner of Sugar Island and Basin Walk where Preston Flowers and Friar Tucks restaurants are currently located, the application proposes the development of 3 retail units on the ground floor and 20 self-contained flats on floors 1 to 4 above.


The proposal includes the demolition of 1-7 Sugar Island and 1-3 Basin Walk to facilitate comprehensive redevelopment.

The Merchant Quay/Sugar Island/Canal Street areas have been derelict for years, but in recent months construction/renovation projects have been underway with accommodation in the foreground in at least 5 locations, with the potential to bring much-needed renewed life to the city centre.