30 September 2010
People in Lisburn can enjoy the first part of a new gateway to the city following completion of the first element of the £3.1m Stewartstown Road Environmental Improvement Scheme.
The first output of the scheme, the ‘Leap of Faith’ sculpture represents the first phase of the Colin Gateway Project. The sculpture depicts a group of 22 children jumping over an obstacle illustrating the leap of faith that all young people take as they mature and enter adult hood.
International consultancy, WYG is providing an array of expertise from project management and quantity surveying to construction design management and mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering services. WYG is also providing landscape architecture services through The Paul Hogarth Company, who designed and developed the ‘Leap of Faith’ sculpture.
Kenny Bickerstaff, Project Manager said: “The Stewartstown Roadscheme aims to provide significant improvements to the area. The ‘Leap of Faith’ sculpture is just the first step of the bigger picture – the iconography of which will be reflected in various entrance features and associated works along the route.
“Our specialist and creative consultants are working to identify, define and deliver innovative solutions to reach the aims of this project and restore community pride, drive business investment to the Stewartstown Road area and make it a more appealing location to live.”
Phase 1 is expected to be complete by Spring 2012. The Colin Gateway Project will be undertaken in 3 phases, the remaining of which will be tendered in due course.
Photo (L-R): Kenny Bickerstaff (WYG PM), Deputy Mayor Brian Heading (Lisburn City Council), Colin Magwood (Northstone), Jenny Palmer (Lisburn CityCouncil Economic Development Committee), Thomas Edds (Hepburn), Alex Attwood (Minister for Social Development), Jim Combe (Hepburn), Michael Rae (Hepburn), Paul Hogarth (The Paul Hogarth Company).