Ardaluin House Outdoor Centre
Ardaluin Regeneration Trust
Over the past few years Ardaluin House and site has experienced a lack of investment which was beginning to impact upon the structural integrity and fabric of the House. If unaddressed the House could have suffered from an irreversible level of dilapidation that could have seriously challenged the future survival and sustainability for maintaining Ardaluin as a residential centre.
Belfast Activity Centre (BAC) was identified and approached by the Ardaluin Trust to explore the possibility of working collaboratively to assist with the capital redevelopment of Ardaluin House and site and to consider how existing and future groups and organisations could continue to use Ardaluin to meet their residential and camping needs.
BAC had identified a corresponding need for a residential base and by supporting Ardaluin could provide a sustainable future income source and help to make better use of the available residential capacity at Ardaluin. Both the Ardaluin Trust and BAC recognised that Ardaluin House and grounds presented an exceptional opportunity to fuse a past heritage of working with young people to a shared vision for creating a dynamic future legacy for continuing generations of young people. Retaining and redeveloping Ardaluin within the voluntary sector with the help and support of BAC, offered an unprecedented opportunity to rescue, restore and regenerate Ardaluin as an irreplaceable community based asset for future generations of young people. Ardaluin Regeneration Trust is looking forward to working with BAC and warmly welcome the help and support that BAC will offer during the months and years ahead. I would ask and encourage all our existing groups and organisations to give their continuing support to BAC as they take over the day to day administration of Ardaluin House.
Belfast Activity Centre, Barnett's Demesne, Barnett Park, Belfast, BT9 5PB
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