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Creating Better Places: Farrans Meet With CIHT

26th March 2018

Farrans was delighted to welcome two dignitaries from the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT) to the Connswater Community Greenway site last week, in conjunction with the CIHT 'Creating Better Places' initiative.

The Connswater Community Greenway project, a triple CEF award-winning project, is an excellent example when it comes to creating better places, with the scheme providing cycleways, leisure facilities and landscaped greenery to revitalise an entire community in East Belfast.

CIHT Chair, Karen McShane, and CIHT President, Andreas Markides, met with representatives from the Farrans team, as well as Arup and the Eastside Partnership and were given a brief site tour and presentation on the outstanding social, environmental and economic benefits of the project.

The CIHT representatives also received an update on progress on the ongoing A6 Dualling Scheme - currently the largest infrastructure project in Northern Ireland - which Farrans is undertaking in Joint Venture with Graham Construction.

A number of A6 team members gave an insight into the scale of the live project, which is set to greatly improve the lives of many commuters between Belfast and Derry, improving overall Health & Safety and reducing journey times by a quarter.

Both the Connswater Community Greenway project and the A6 Dualling Scheme are participating in this year's ICE 'Explore Engineering' event in June, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of ICE.