Lagan Gateway project
The Lagan Gateway project includes 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.
Current phase of works in April 2020
Construction work continues on site in line with current government advice. The decision to continue work was also influenced by the additional health and safety measures that would be required to keep the site secure if it closed since there are open excavations and other work underway along the towpath. Hygiene and social distancing measures are in place to keep workers and the public safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The path along the fence at Belfast Boat Club is closed for resurfacing and scheduled to reopen in mid April.
Construction is also taking place on the bridge piers and the lock structure. Work to support the bridge structure on the Stranmillis side of the river continues. The full width of the towpath at this section is due to reopen in mid April.
Construction updates for residents
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the contractor’s office is closed. They are unable to publish and deliver the newsletter for local residents. The newsletter will resume when the office reopens. Until then, construction updates will be published on this web page.
If you have any queries, comments or complaints about this work, contact the Charles Brand customer care line, telephone 028 9039 4395. To complain about noise levels, contact our Environmental Health noise team.
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.