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Crumlin Road Gaol & Girdwood Barracks

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Belfast Dept of Social Development, NI n/a 2007 draft masterplan

Project details

A completely new city quarter masterplan.

The scheme for the Crumlin Road masterplan is for a completely new city quarter. It will provide a unique opportunity to rekindle the previously trouble-torn community of north Belfast through the creation of new housing, learning, leisure and urban spaces .

Amongst other initiatives will be the establishment of a new international gateway to include exhibition, creative learning, sustainable living, working, and leisure zones.

Brief

  • masterplan of Crumlin Road Gaol and Girdwood Barracks in city centre
  • scheme for a completely new city quarter
  • provide a unique opportunity to rekindle the previously trouble-torn community of north Belfast
  • create new housing, learning, leisure and urban spaces

Results

  • careful consideration of site context and urban design principles has produced a development framework which will deliver real benefits to local communities and substantially improve their quality of life
  • proposals include re-using the historic gaol building, along with the hotel proposed for the existing courthouse building