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Car park roof gets new life as ‘eco space’

Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland pictured with Sammy the Seal the new mascot for Donegall Quay and those who worked on the public realm project L-R Anthony McGuigan, Paul Hogarth Company, Johnny Elliott, White Mountain and Peter Fitzsimons, CPD

Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland pictured with Sammy the Seal the new mascot for Donegall Quay and those who worked on the public realm project L-R Anthony McGuigan, Paul Hogarth Company, Johnny Elliott, White Mountain and Peter Fitzsimons, CPD

A £675,000 investment has seen a Belfast car park transformed into an exciting new ‘eco space’ for the public.

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has unveiled the space which sits directly on top of the Donegall Quay underground car park.

The space is designed to form a new social area for locals to relax beside the River Lagan.

It is a mix of grassy areas and seated spaces. A number of public art works and sculptures are included throughout the park.

Mr McCausland said: “Green areas are vital to city centres, but with space at a premium, it can be difficult to create them.”

He explained: “To resolve these problems the scheme designers employed a ‘green roof’ technology; a technique used in other city centres, such as New York, where green space can be scarce”.

 

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