The Lagan Gateway
The first phase of the Lagan Gateway project is now complete. It included 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 phase one of the project was approximately £5 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, the Department for Infrastructure and the Lagan Navigation Trust.
Phase two – connecting the greenway to Belvoir Forest Park
We’re currently developing proposals for phase two of the project which will involve an extension to the greenway to connect Lagan Lands East to Belvoir Forest Park. This will be part of the Department for Infrastructure’s Belfast Cycling Network.
This consultation closed on Monday 4 July 2022.
The first phase of the project was completed in autumn 2021. Following public engagement - and subject to planning permission being granted - it is anticipated that work will get underway on phase two of the project later this year and be completed by 2023.
This video (1 minute 25 seconds) captures a 39-metre long section of the new foot and cycle bridge being installed as part of the first phase of the project. The bridge connects Lagan Towpath at Stranmillis to Annadale Embankment.