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Planning approval for £10million hotel in Derry at Tillie and Henderson site

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning permission for a new £10 million hotel and retail development in Derry.

The 139 bedroom hotel will be developed on the former Tillie and Henderson site at Abercorn Road, Tillie’s Brae and Foyle Road, Derry. 

Mark H Durkan said: “This is great news for Derry. With the recent announcement by Lonely Planet that Northern Ireland is in the top 10 European travel destinations, this very significant hotel in the heart of the city will enhance choice for tourists, business travellers as well as local people. It occupies a pivotal location on one of the prime entrance points to the historic core from Craigavon Bridge and will, when complete, regenerate a site that has been derelict for a number of years.

“I am committed to the regeneration of Derry City as the economic heart of the North West. Planning decisions on hotels, social housing, Ebrington, the Peace Bridge and the Science Park, show my firm commitment to help shape this historic City now and in to the future.” 


1. Planning application A/2011/0244/F was received by the Department on 08 April 2011. The proposal was for a mixed use development incorporating 139 bed hotel, retail units, apartments and integral car parking and associated works.

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