Using funding from the Special EU Programmes Body, Larne Borough Council have sought to establish Gobbins Cliff Path on Islandmagee as a ‘flagship coastal attraction’ along the north coast of Ireland. To that end, they commissioned the building of a new landmark Visitor Centre, for which Albert Fry Associates provided civil and structural engineering consultancy.
The new multi-purpose community building provides accommodation for both a community centre and a visitor’s centre for the Gobbins attraction; facilities include a main hall, meeting room, tea room and stores. The Visitor Centre provides accommodation associated with the Gobbins Cliff Path and provides a cafe, gift shop and exhibition facilities for the tourist attraction. External works included a children’s play area and car parking provisions for 64 cars.
Larne, Co. Antrim
Larne Borough Council
Consarc Design Group