GASWORKS - JUNE 2016

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GASWORKS - JUNE 2016 VISIT

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For about 160 years Coal gas created at the Gasworks in Belfast powered the city's street lights and a huge number of factories that were central to the economic success of the city. The profits were the major source of funding for building Belfast City Hall.

By the end of the Second World War 120,000 customers were being supplied with gas. By the 1960s, production had declined and the site stopped gas production in 1985.

During the 1990s Belfast City Council, in partnership with the Laganside Corporation, undertook major work to turn the heavily polluted site into a business park. The final result was a high quality public realm. New Roads and walkways reunited the city, community and river.

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