Taking HALO to Belfast

This week Marie Macklin CBE visited Belfast to meet political, education and community leaders, business people and investors with the aim of taking the HALO urban regeneration concept into the heart of the city.

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Response to UK Government backing for The HALO

Marie Macklin C.B.E who leads The HALO initiative said:

“The financial backing of the UK Government is wonderful news for Ayrshire, and for Kilmarnock in particular. The people of Kilmarnock deserve this. We already have the backing and tremendous encouragement of East Ayrshire Council and Diageo PLC. This major funding from the UK Government is a significant step in enabling us to deliver this development for the town.

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UK Government invests £3.5M in Ayrshire

The UK Government is to invest £3.5 million in an ambitious regeneration programme in Kilmarnock, Scottish Secretary David Mundell announced today [Tuesday 8 August]. The HALO project in the former Diageo  bottling plant will strengthen Ayrshire’s economic prospects, create nearly a thousand new jobs and benefit local businesses and residents.

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