Lagan Gateway project
The Lagan Gateway project includes a number of structural improvements and development works at Stranmillis including:
- development of a navigation lock
- construction of an iconic foot and cycle bridge
- refurbishment of the existing weir
- high quality landscaping and new path connections.
The total investment in the project is approximately £4.8 million, with almost 50 percent of this coming from our Belfast Investment Fund.
Other partners are Ulster Garden Villages, Department for Communities, Department for Infrastructure, Rivers and the Lagan Navigation Trust.
The Lagan Gateway project is one of the catalyst projects identified within the wider Lagan Corridor area, which aims to create opportunities for tourism, employment, community engagement and economic growth along the river.
The overall project is due to be completed by spring 2021.
Current phase of works - February 2020
The contractor will be sending updates to local residents every fortnight during construction.
The current phase of works (February 2020) includes a new path connection to link the towpath to an upper footpath which runs parallel to it. The layout of the new path to the bridge from the Belfast Boat Club has been formed giving an indication of how the final layout will look.
On the Annadale side, the temporary sheet piles for the new navigation lock are finished and excavation to allow construction has begun. The central pier of the bridge has started with scour protection installed and piling for this will take approximately two weeks, mid-February.
If you have any queries, comments or complaints about this work, please contact the Charles Brand customer care line on 028 9039 4395. Complaints about noise levels can also be referred to our Environmental Health noise team.