Greenway Contract Terminated 3 May 2012
£21m Connswater Greenway contract is terminated
A £21m construction contract aimed at regenerating parts of east Belfast has been terminated, the BBC can reveal.
The Connswater Greenway Plan aims to build a community greenway and alleviate flooding in east Belfast.
Construction work stopped last year when the contractors and Belfast City Council became embroiled in a dispute over how the contract was being delivered.
New tenders for the work will be advertised shortly.
Last week an independent mediator recommended that the contract be terminated.
Belfast City Council has now written to the two contractors and a council spokesman has confirmed that the contract has been ended because of a failure to provide an agreed design and progress the contract accordingly.
The planned greenway would stretch from the Castlereagh hills to Victoria Park and would create walkways and cycle paths and alleviate flooding.
A spokesman for the two contractors – SIAC NI Limited and Galliford Try Infrastructure – declined to comment.