The Insider Revisited: A New Heart for Ballybeen

The Insider returns to the Ballybeen estate to see if the promises of a new community and shopping centre have been delivered.

When we first visited the estate back in 2008, the Ballybeen Square area was severely run-down, with a large block of condemned flats, and anti-social behaviour keeping customers from visiting the local shops after dark. There was hope on the horizon however with the promise of The Enler Centre to be built just a short distance away, but delays after delays had caused the community to doubt if it would ever happen at all. This year the Insider went back to see if the centre had been built and if things in the community have changed. We talk to local residents, community workers and Landmark East’s Maurice Kinkead who was placed in-charge of delivering the centre.