1 CROMAC QUAY - THE GASWORKS AREA OF BELFAST Ref-6006
Belfast Gasworks provided light and heat for the city for more than 160 years.
In 1988 production ceased after more than 160 years. The system was shut down, the mains were filled with an inert gas to displace gas in the system and residual was gas burned off at the extremities. Post 1988 Belfast City Council, in partnership with the Laganside Corporation, undertook major work to turn the heavily polluted site into a business park. A high quality public realm was created. Roads and walkways reunited the city, community and river. The redevelopment won an award for the reclamation of contaminated land.