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£1m Sewer Upgrades for Belfast City Centre Developments Get Underway

26 February 2018 14:37

NI Water is preparing to commence work on a £1 million project to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure in McClintock Street, Belfast. The existing combined sewer will be replaced, and a new first-time service storm sewer provided to serve the new Maldron and Belfast Grand Central Hotel, as well as the Queen’s University accommodation development. This project will improve the sewerage infrastructure and will provide additional capacity to accommodate future development in this area of Belfast City Centre.


As with all major construction works of this nature, there will be traffic disruption in the area. The works will commence in early March under a road closure at the Franklin Street end of McClintock Street for approximately 3 months. During this time, a diversion route will be signposted and access will be maintained for businesses in the area, as well as the underground car park.

The remaining works will be completed under a lane closure with traffic control at the lower end McClintock Street and Franklin Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and we anticipate the overall project will be completed by February 2019. Traffic management and appropriate signage will be in place as the scheme progresses.

As proud partners of NI Year of Infrastructure 2018, NI Water is helping to raise awareness of how infrastructure underpins our lives. This £1 million investment in the sewerage infrastructure at McClintock Street is an excellent example of the importance of our infrastructure to help reduce the risk of flooding and protect the environment. For further information log on to

NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation and will do everything we can to reduce disruption while we complete this essential storm sewer. Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088.




For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email


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