WORK TO START AT FORMER ARMY BASE IN NORTH BELFAST

DUP Minister Nelson McCausland unveils plans redevelop Girdwood Barracks

DUP Minister Nelson McCausland unveils plans redevelop Girdwood Barracks

THE building of new leisure and community facilities at the former Girdwood Army barracks in north Belfast will start next week.

It is the hub of a £20m redevelopment backed by EU peace funding.

The site is expected to feature a shared sports pitch accommodating rugby, football and GAA sports.

Belfast City Council and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland unveiled the plans today.

Said Minister McCausland: “We worked very closely with local communities and local elected representatives over a period of time.

“There was a lot of discussion, negotiation, consultation, in fact several years of work went into getting the agreed vision for Girdwood, but we did achieve it in the end.

“When I came into the department I made it a priority, we achieved it and I’m delighted about it.”

 

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