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PEACE IV Shared Spaces

  • Shared spaces capital projects

    Three major shared spaces capital projects in north and west Belfast are underway.

    The council-led projects are funded through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding has been provided by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

  • Projects supported

    Shankill Shared Women’s Centre

    A €6.5 million purpose-built shared space for women and their families will be located at the interface area on Lanark Way in west Belfast. The aim is to create a welcoming, safe and accessible shared space for women and their families all communities.

    Black Mountain Shared Spaces Project

    €6.3 million shared community space on the former Finlay’s factory site in west Belfast. The new building will deliver cross community facilities, joint programming and outreach, with the aim of removing physical barriers in the area. It will be operated by Black Mountain Shared Space, an organisation which has been in operation since 2010. 

    Forth Meadow Community Greenway

    £3.1 million project to connect sites via a high quality pathways along a 12 km route from Glencairn to Bog Meadows, including path works, directional signage and enhancements to a number of sites along the route including Springfield Dam and Park.

    Forth Meadow Community Greenway engagement

    We want to generate engagement and discussion, between communities, about the development of this project.

    Dr Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse, an internationally experienced facilitator in the development of shared spaces, will be involving community groups and organisations and local residents in a process that accompanies the physical developments of the greenway. It will involve meetings with local residents, community leaders and policy makers to look at:

    • how communities along the greenway can be involved in the development of the shared sites
    • how local people can use the new Forth Meadow Community Greenway
    • what activities or project ideas could help with this process and create opportunities for positive interaction 

    For more information about Forth Meadow Community Greenway engagement, email

  • About the PEACE IV Programme

    The PEACE IV Programme EU funded cross-border initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. The primary objective of the programme is to promote positive relations characterised by respect, where cultural diversity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.

    For more information, email

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