Keystone NI has acted for Belfast’s Giant’s Park in a deal that will see North Foreshore undergo an ambitious redevelopment, in a bid to become a major visitor destination by 2026.
Spearheaded by Belfast office Managing Director, John McMahon and assisted by JP Irvine and Jonny Mullan, the team fought of competition from a number of local and British developers to win the bid, working closely with Kevin McKay, Colliers, Arup and Rapport Architects in delivering it.
The £93million visitor attraction will be made up of four ‘hubs’: a welcome hub, a leisure and sports innovation hub, an adventure hub and a theme park hub. Construction is scheduled to be complete by 2026. The development, which is Belfast’s largest, was named after Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, is set to create a further 200 construction jobs along with a further 1,400 when the visitor attraction opens.
The project has been part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland (£1.6m) and the European Regional Development Fund (£2.2m), under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland, along with investment from Belfast City Council.