T415 Appointment of Project Manager led Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) for The Gobbins - Phase 2

e-Sourcing Details

Project No: 27327
Closing date: Friday 7 April 2023


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) wish to appoint a single Economic Operator to provide a Project Manager led Integrated Consultant Team (ICT) in relation to the design and delivery of The Gobbins - Phase 2, Islandmagee, Larne Northern Ireland.

The Gobbins is an internationally unique coastal path located in Islandmagee, Larne, it was a Victorian engineering feat when it first opened to the public in 1902. In its heyday, claims to have provided some 3km of pathway and it was reported to have attracted more visitors than the Giant’s Causeway, but in subsequent years fell into disuse, The Gobbins closed in 1954. The restoration of The Gobbins in 2015 saw The Gobbins Coastal and Cliff Path Phase I project complete works that opened just over 1km of the cliff face coastal path and a similar length of cliff top path and a Visitor Centre.

The Gobbins Phase II project aims to address capacity issues, principally by introducing a looped walk that connects the coastal path to the cliff top path, meaning that visitors do not have to return along the same path by creating a loped route. The development will unlock the potential of The Gobbins, significantly increasing.

The proposal for the project will include the following key elements;

Element 1 - Ingress Structure
Element 2 - Welcome Hub
Element 3 - Virtual Reality Digital Enhancement at the existing Visitor Centre
Element 4 - Refurbishment of Cliff Top Path Network
Element 5 - Visitor Servicing

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