Lagan Corridor Project
The River Lagan has played a central part in the history of Belfast,
helping it to become one of the greatest ports in Europe and one of the
UK's leading manufacturing centres by the end of the 19th century.
as the renaissance of Belfast gathers pace, it seems only right that
the Lagan is restored to its former glory, allowing the city and its
people to once again make full use of this most valuable resource.
aim of the project is to rejuvenate the Lagan Canal within the Belfast
boundary. Subject to funding, it is proposed that around 17 kilometers
of the Lagan Navigation, from Belfast to Lisburn, will be reopened.
initial survey work has already taken place around the site of the
proposed Stranmillis Lock and Weir (Gateway) and a scoping study was
completed in June 2008.
economic appraisal was completed in September 2009 which outlines the
proposed options for the development of the first phase of the Lagan
Navigation Restoration Project from Lagan Weir to Edenderry. For a copy
of the economic appraisal, please contact our Lagan Corridor Officer on
028 9091 8713.
Lagan Gateway brochure
We have created a
Lagan Gateway brochure which explains the first phase of the Lagan
Navigation Project from Lagan Weir to Edenderry.
Lagan aerial flyover video
In the long term, an even more exciting prospect is projected. Plans
are under consideration to open the Lagan Corridor as far as Lough
Neagh, where it will link up with the Shannon and Erne Waterway, through
the development of the Ulster Canal, allowing the possibility of
connecting Belfast, Dublin and Limerick by canal.
If you are interested in finding out more visit the Lagan Canal Trust website at www.lagancanaltrust.org