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Girdwood Indoor Sports Facility

  • Indoor sports facility at Girdwood

    Work is underway on plans for a new indoor sports facility at Girdwood Park in north Belfast

  • Background to Girdwood project

    A masterplan for the Girdwood site was published in May 2012. The Girdwood Masterplan Conceptual Framework aims to maximise economic, social and environmental benefits to the local and wider community. Promoting a safe and shared space is at its core.

    To date, these elements of the plan have been delivered:

    • the Girdwood Community Hub,
    • 3G pitches,
    • a site for housing, and
    • infrastructure including roads, cycle paths and landscaping. 

    The indoor sports facility, a second site for housing and a mixed-use economic space have still to be developed.

  • Funding and timeline

    We’ve committed £6 million to the facility through our Leisure Transformation Programme.

    We’re working with the Department for Communities on the project. Once plans are finalised, it is hoped that additional funding will be secured to allow construction to start in 2025.

  • Public consultation on options

    We developed six options for the new indoor facility in partnership with the Department for Communities. We carried out a public consultation between 18 October and 30 November 2022. 

    You can find consultation information on Your Say Belfast (link opens in new window) our consultation website.

    More information on the Girdwood project

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