Colin Connect Transport Hub & Colin Town Civic Square

Project Details

Project Team

Client & Part Funder: Department for Infrastructure
Part Funders: NI Executive, Urban Villages & T:BUC
Facility Operator: Translink
Lead Designer & Project Manager: Amey Consulting

Colin Connect Transport Hub & Colin Town Civic Square

The Client

Department for Infrastructure

This scheme is the first phase of the larger Colin Town Centre Masterplan, a blueprint involving the creation of a commercially viable & sustainable town centre for Colin, one of the most deprived areas of Belfast. This was a complex, bespoke project & the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The overarching objective of the project was to provide a transport hub that fulfils the needs of the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) system & helps to develop Colin into a thriving Urban Village.

The state-of-the-art facility has been designed to improve accessibility & connectivity with other parts of Belfast as well as providing much needed community facilities & shared space via a new town square for community events. This innovative project is the first shared use transport & community hub in Northern Ireland. 

The hub building is a unique in-situ concrete framed structure with complex geometry curving and rising in various directions presenting many challenges during both design and construction.  The concrete roof structure was designed using a finite element model to accommodate the complex geometry.  The interior of the building was constructed using an innovative technique that made use of in-situ, pigmented, board marked concrete - coloured red to evoke tones of Victorian brickwork that define many of Belfast’s historic city streets.    

Colin Connect Transport Hub & Colin Town Civic Square

The Client

Department for Infrastructure

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