09/10/2014

£5.5m To Open Up Queen's Quay Development

A £5.5m investment is opening new access for cyclists and the potential for future development of the Queen's Quay area in Belfast.

Announcing plans to replace the Lagan Weir Footbridge in Belfast, Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey said the investment would "hopefully act as a catalyst for further and future development for the Queen's Quay Development Site."

He said: "The Lagan Weir Footbridge has been in place for over 20 years and unfortunately can only accommodate pedestrian footfall. The new bridge, which will be up to 8m wide, will accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians and will provide a viewing area for people to enjoy the fantastic views of Belfast Lough."

The replacement of the footbridge is part of the enabling works for the Queen's Quay Development Site and is due to commence shortly. It is expected that the work will be completed by Spring 2015.

The Minister continued: "The Queen's Quay Masterplan sets out an exciting vision of the development potential of this area and the Footbridge will promote the area as somewhere to invest. The refurbished bridge will further link Belfast City Centre and the Titanic Quarter as well as creating an eye-catching landmark."

(IT/JP)

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