Sam Thompson Bridge still “Sam- thing” special, one year on…

Just 1 year on our Sam Thompson Bridge has become an integral and critical link for people in east Belfast. It has encouraged more people to walk, cycle and get out and visit Victoria Park. The installation of the bridge at this location has meant that people are now able to gain access into Victoria Park for the first time from the Harbour Estate, consequently opening up access to Titanic Quarter and the city centre for residents, visitors and commuters.

Connswater Community Greenway Phase 2 Construction Update

Can you believe we are already nearly three months into construction of Phase 2 of Connswater Community Greenway?
Work is currently focusing on the Orangefield Park to Knock Dual Carriageway section (C7) which will eventually extend Orangefield Park into Laburnum, Clarawood and the Braniel. At Laburnum Playing Fields our contractor, Farrans Construction, is making good progress with earthworks, drainage and path formation. Work has also begun on construction of the C.S. Lewis Civic Square at Holywood Arches, just off the Newtownards Road.

Sam Thompson Bridge reaches 200,000 crossings less than a year from opening...

Today our Sam Thompson Bridge, which opened less than a year ago reached a huge milestone as it hit 200,000 crossings! The bridge was installed last year on 4th April 2014 as part of the first phase of our £40 million Connswater Community Greenway project.

Façade Artwork planned for buildings adjacent to the C.S. Lewis Civic Square

Last year, the East Belfast Partnership successfully secured National Lottery funding through the Arts Council NI to create a piece of art to improve the appearance of the backs of the buildings adjacent to what will eventually become the Connswater Community Greenway’s C.S. Lewis Civic Square (beside the Holywood Arches, east Belfast). 

Phase 2 construction of the Connswater Community Greenway underway

Phase 2 construction of the Connswater Community Greenway is now well underway with work focusing on site clearance and construction of the Greenway at the Orangefield Park to the Knock Dual Carriageway section(C7).