Belfast Grand Central Station welcomes 200 students to site
We were delighted to welcome 200 Civil Engineering and Project Management students to Belfast Grand Central Station from Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast and University of Galway as part of a Welcome Week session supported by CIHT.
Farrans and JV partner Sacyr are delivering the main works on the NI Executive Flagship Belfast Grand Central Station project alongside Translink.
Students were provided a site tour, got to try out a Virtual Reality model of Belfast Grand Central Station and were able to network with our FSJV team and professional service teams regarding future career opportunities.
Project partners Arup, Arcadis, Graham and Babcock all took part in the open day.
The new multi-modal Transport Hub will replace the existing Europa and Great Victoria Street bus and rail stations.
It will provide greater capacity with an increase to 26 bus stands, 8 railway platforms, enhanced walking and cycling connectivity, greater comfort and accessibility encouraging greener, active travel for a healthier, smarter city. The Weavers Cross development delivered as part of the project will regenerate the lands around the transport hub and facilitate economic growth and urban regeneration.
Social value has played a significant role during the construction of the Belfast Grand Central Station and we continue to engage closely with community groups, charities and schools to create local employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities to deliver a positive lasting impact.