Shared Space in new Women’s Centre: Clare Mulholland
Lecturer Clare Mulholland was pleased to share in the announcement of a new €6.5 million EU-funded purpose-built ‘Shankill Shared Women’s Centre’ to be located at Lanark Way interface area in West Belfast.
Clare’s research focuses on architecture and planning in post-conflict cities, investigating the impact of the built environment on socio-spatial integration and peacebuilding. She has been involved with and supported the project since 2016.
In relation to the project Clare said,
“This is a significant project for the city, it will be built close to one of the most infamous ‘peacelines’ in the city and has the power to transform the space and offer key services to women and families in the immediate and wider area. This project is a flagship for future Belfast. I extend my congratulations to Betty Carlisle MBE and the Shankill Women’s Centre team for initiating and driving the project in partnership with Clonard Neighbourhood Development Partnership.”
Belfast City Council will lead delivery of the project which is funded through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, with match-funding from the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland. The project currently has planning permission and the teams involved are excited about moving into the next stage.
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