Connswater Community Greenway Phase 2 construction works update...

Following the holiday period construction continues on the Connswater Community Greenway at several sections.

At section C5, Dixon Playing Fields, the new bridge abutments and first sections of the Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) path have been poured. This pathway will eventually link the CCG at Orangefield Park to Dixon Playing Fields linking up another section of the CCG. Likewise, at section C7 (Orangefield Park to Knock Dual Carriageway) to the rear of Clarawood works continue to progress with path formation and construction of a new Gabion Wall (stacked stone-filled wall) against the bypass.

Streetscape works continue along Orby Road with the installation of granite kerbing, whilst at Holywood Arches ground ductwork and drainage continues. Along the Black Path (Sydenham Bypass – Mersey Street) Farrans have begun piling works. Unfortunately, the Black Path will remain closed until the end of the year (2015) to ensure the safety of pedestrians while the works continue here.

(The Connswater Community Greenway pathway starts to form at Dixon Playing Fields)

Investigative works are also now underway through the Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park. Last week we joined Farrans Construction to run a number of Woodland Animal Art workshops in Connswater Shopping Centre. This woodland animals will eventually be displayed on creative fencing around the works site here. If you are a group that would like to get involved in the creation of artwork for the fencing please email:

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Don't forget the Connswater Community Greenway contractor, Farrans Construction, is also operating a 24/7 freephone customer care line should you have any queries or comments about the Connswater Community Greenway works, please call 0800 0838 160.

As work is progresses on elements of the East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme Rivers Agency is also engaging with affected communities and public representatives.  If you have any enquiries regarding the Rivers Agency’s work please contact Alex Bailie on 028 9025 3355. 

Don’t forget you can already visit the Connswater Community Greenway in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. Next month we will are also holding Orangefield Celebrations at Orangefield Park. Lots to see and do for all the family so come along on Saturday 29th August, 1pm – 5pm