For over 30 years the current Shankill Women’s Centre has provided education, training, health awareness, childcare and activities for women. This project will provide a new £5.5m multi-purpose building located at Lanark Way offering a new shared space for women and their families in the local community. The new Shared Women’s Centre will be built on a former bonfire site, adjacent to the ‘Peace Wall’ currently separating the Shankill and Falls areas to provide a shared space serving women of both communities in one of the most polarised and disadvantaged interface areas within North West Belfast.
IN2 was appointed in 2021 to undertake Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental engineering design for this innovative project and is currently at planning stage.
This innovative project will be the first Shared Women’s Centre located in a key Interface area in Northern Ireland and will provide accommodation and 1454m2 of shared space across three floors.
Funded as part of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Peace IV Programme and the NI Executive, and led by Belfast City Council this project hopes to offer a shared space serving women and families of diverse communities.