Carrickfergus Waterfront is an area of Carrickfergus situated on the north shore of Belfast Lough, which includes two harbour facilities, several restaurants and bars and promenade areas.
The harbour features a 258-metre quay which is a popular area for fishing and short leisurely walks (especially in the case of tourists to the town).
200 metres west of the harbour is Carrickfergus Marina, a purpose-built marina basin opened in 1985.
It provides 300 berths, is professionally supervised and offers individual access to water and electricity. Fuel services are at hand and the complex also provides lifting equipment.
The Marina is located in a hub of activity close to a modern complex accommodating restaurants, a children’s play facility/park, a six-screen cinema, a Sainsburys supermarket, a sailing club and The Windrose – a popular bar/restaurant overlooking the marina.
During 2004/2005 the “Harbour Point” was built in the area between the harbour and marina. The building features a restaurant as well as a bar/lounge on the ground floor and a popular nightclub on the floor above. In the same time period several other establishments were built surrounding the harbour, including Brewer’s Fayre, a family restaurant specialising in seafood, and a Premier Inn.
This project involved the removal of existing pavings, hardcore, mesh, concrete, BWICS for lighting columns, manholes etc. Supply and installation of litter bins, supply and installation of 12 stainlesssteel benches. Bollards, railings, intermediate rails to steps, mechanical and electrical services.
Strengthening and refurbishment 900mts of harbour & sea front wall, works included placement of 100m3 of reinforced concrete & laying of 500m2 of Caithness stone.