The ongoing development at Giant’s Park, which will feature Northern Ireland’s first Cleantech Hub, is the latest addition to ICE’s ‘This is Civil Engineering’ campaign. The campaign, which sees huge banners displayed on infrastructure projects, aims to show the public the link between the work taking place and the benefit to the local community.
Investors, developers and occupiers are currently being sought for the c.30 acre plant across a range of cleantech industries, including recycling, renewables, alternative fuels, water treatment and other low-carbon technologies. The £9.5 million project is funded by Belfast City Council (£3.5 million), and in part funded by Invest Northern Ireland (£2 million) and the European Regional Development Fund, under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland (£4 million).
At 340 acres, Giant’s Park is the largest redevelopment site in Belfast. The current works include installation of more than 1700 metres of roads, the setting up of key services such as telephone lines and electricity cables, and landscaping of the site. When completed, Giant’s Park will have Northern Ireland’s first ever Cleantech Hub, which has the potential to create up to 400 green collar jobs, bring investment of up to £105 million and make Northern Ireland a leader in green technology.
“More and more, we’ve seen how resilient infrastructure, new technologies and renewables attract investment and propel our economy forward,” said Richard Kirk, Regional Director of ICE NI.
“Establishing our country’s first-ever Cleantech Hub at Giant’s Park will set a new standard for Northern Ireland and affirm Belfast’s status as a world-class city.”