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Physical investment

Project delivery partnership

  • Project delivery

    We manage project delivery in Belfast for several central government programmes including the Urban Villages Initiative and Building Successful Communities. We also deliver a number of projects supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

  • Building Successful Communities

    The Building Successful Communities initiative is part of the Department for Communities' Facing the Future - Housing Strategy for Northern Ireland and aims to use housing intervention as one of the main catalysts for local regeneration.

    Key projects that fall under this programme, and have also received additional funding from ourselves, include Belfast Bikesalleygates and renewing the routes.

  • The Urban Villages Initiative

    Overseen by the Executive Office (TEO), the Urban Villages Initiative  is designed to improve good relations outcomes and develop thriving places where there has been a history of deprivation and community tension.

    We are working in partnership with Urban Villages to improve our existing parks and to create new parks, play parks and open spaces across Belfast.

    There are five Urban Village areas designated by Northern Ireland Executive, one of which is in Derry~Londonderry.  The remaining four are in Belfast:

    • Ardoyne and Greater Ballysillan, north Belfast
    • Colin, west Belfast
    • EastSide, east Belfast
    • Sandy Row, Donegall Pass and the Markets areas, south Belfast

    Key projects currently underway include:

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund

    The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) support a wide variety of heritage projects across the UK. 

    With support from the NLHF and Friends of Botanic Garden, we part-funded and delivered a £3.8 million restoration project at the Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens, bringing this fantastic building back to its Victorian splendour.

    With part-funding from the NLHF’s Parks for People Programme, we are delivering the £2.8 million heritage project at City Cemetery. The project is designed to protect and enhance the history and heritage of the site and allow more people to access and understand it.

    In 2023 we completed the £17 million restoration and expansion of Templemore Baths. We invested £12 million in the project, with the remaining £5 million provided by NLHF.

    We also secured funding from the NLHF and the UK government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for the £6.5 million restoration of Strand Arts Centre.

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