Belfast Grand Central Station
The new Belfast Grand Central Station is set to be the largest integrated transport facility on the island of Ireland and will replace the current bus and rail facilities at Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria Street Train Station. Situated on a 20 acre site in Belfast City Centre, the new Station will cater for around 20 million passenger journeys a year, doubling the number of rail platforms which are currently available - with a significant increase in bus stands with direct access from the concourse building. The new Station will also feature commercial and retail outlets. Delivery of Belfast Grand Central Station is expected in 2025.
Industrial & Infrastructure
Gravis Planning advised on the drafting of an initial stakeholder engagement and communications Masterplan for this project including identification of key messages, stakeholder audiences (political, residents, business, education, infrastructure etc.) as well as outlining various communication methods and rationale.
Further to this, we also drafted a Public Consultation Report on Phase 1 of the public consultation exercise taken forward by Translink. This involved the collation and analysis of a number of surveys which had been carried out, presentation of overarching themes expressed by respondents and, in line with new statutory requirements, areas where the public consultation should be taken into account in the future design of the scheme.
More recently, we have assisted Translink with strategic communications advice around commencement of construction, engagement with elected representatives and liaison with key stakeholders.