“This is a major piece of investment into our city centre..”

We now know that Belfast is built on sleech, but apparently “unforeseen underground conditions” are causing problems in Londonderry too. From the BBC report

Work began on the regeneration of Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place over six months ago. Guildhall Square is closed while the existing square is replaced, but it is unclear whether the work will continue. The Department for Social Development said it was due to a number of “unforeseen underground conditions”. These were in relation to the replacement of the construction base once construction work had begun. The DSD said its request for additional funds could not be met in the current financial climate, but the department remained committed to delivering the scheme in its entirety subject to the availability of necessary funding.