Directions to NICVA
⚠ Important Notice for Visitors to the NICVA Building ⚠
From Monday 3 February 2020 to Monday 17 Februrary 2020 road resurfacing works will be taking place on Duncairn Gardens between Antrim Road and North Queen Street.
During this period diversions may be in place during the daytime, with possible disruption to visitors wishing to use car parks within the North City Business Park. You may also be unable to park on Duncairn Gardens during works hours.
The car park is likely to be restricted to local access from Brougham Street/North Queen Street between 9.30am and 4.30pm. If travelling from the Antrim Road you may have to follow diversions via Limestone Road during these hours.
If you are attending an event or meeting at NICVA you are advised that there may be disruption to your journey and limited options for parking. The 1D Metro bus service will stop close to the building on North Queen Street but will not turn on to Duncairn Gardens.
61 Duncairn Gardens
Get here by bus
- Metro 1D (timetable pdf) to North City Business Centre stop on Duncairn Gardens (opposite NICVA).
- Metro 2J (timetable pdf) or Metro 2M (timetable pdf) to Cityside/Yorkgate Shopping Centre stop on North Queen Street (one minute walk from NICVA).
Get here by train
- Yorkgate train station is five minutes walk (NI Railways Line 2: Belfast - Larne / Larne - Belfast).
See also: Translink service updates.
NICVA has a covered bicycle shelter for use by our visitors. The shelter is located outside the building within North City Business Centre.
The nearest Belfast Bikes station is outside the Duncairn Centre (174 Trust) on the Antrim Road, which is about 4 minutes on the bike or a 10 minute walk. There is also a station at Carrick Hill near to St Patrick's church.
NICVA has a number of free parking spaces available for those attending events. Unfortunately these can't be reserved and are available on a first come basis. NICVA's spaces are clearly marked and we would ask that visitors only use spaces allocated to NICVA when attending an event. Parking is also available on Duncairn Gardens and surrounding areas within close walking distance.
PLEASE NOTE: Clampers operate within the business park on behalf of North City Business Centre. Vehicles causing an obstruction may be clamped. NICVA cannot accept any responsibility for vehicles clamped in spaces not clearly marked as being owned by NICVA.
- Satnav coordinates: 54.6121, -5.9283
- Before you leave: check TrafficwatchNI.
Travelling from North/West: Donegal, Derry, Coleraine, Ballymena
From M2 into Belfast
As you approach Belfast stay in the left hand lane. At Junction 1 take the exit towards the Docks and the Fortwilliam Roundabout.
The slip road will lead you to the Fortwilliam Roundabout, get into the right hand lane marked A2 (do not follow signs to the City). Follow the roundabout round to the right, taking the 3rd exit A2 heading to the Shore Road. Continue on down the slip road to the junction, keeping now in the left lane. You will see high rise flats in front of you, turn left at this junction.
You are now on the Shore Road. Continue straight ahead in the left lane until you pass Asda on your left and Lidl on your right. Continue straight along this road, which is now the York Road, past the new Grove Leisure Centre on your right.
You will pass the old Grove Leisure Centre, a church and police station all on your right. Continue straight ahead until the next junction with traffic lights. Continue straight through the lights until you come to the next major junction with traffic lights, keep to the right hand lanes to turn right as you approach the junction. Take the first right at this junction, just after Iceland.
You are on Brougham Street; continue past KFC on your right and Cityside (Yorkgate) Shopping Centre on your left, up to the traffic lights in the left hand lane. Drive straight through the traffic lights onto Duncairn Gardens. NICVA is an almost immediate right turn into North City Business Centre.
Travelling from South/West: Craigavon, Newry, Castlewellan, Dundalk, Dublin
From M1 into Belfast
As you approach Belfast stay in the centre lane, driving along the underpass on to the Westlink/A12. Continue along the Westlink in the middle lane for about two miles.
The lane to your left will lead off to the "City Centre (Grosvenor Road)", you should continue straight ahead. You are now in the left hand lane. Continue in this lane towards signs for "The North (M2) (M3) Airports, Docks". Remaining in the left lane, traffic will merge from your left forming four lanes. Make your way into the farthest lane on your left. Stay in this lane for "Docks York Street", and turn immediately left at the next traffic lighted junction.
Cityside (Yorkgate) Shopping Centre will be to your left, drive past this taking the left slip road at the corner and next junction, on to Brougham Street. You will see a car wash and Iceland on the opposite corner, a little way up the road KFC will be to your right. Driving past Cityside (Yorkgate) Shopping Centre on your left, continue up to the traffic lights keeping in the left hand lane and straight through the traffic lights onto Duncairn Gardens. NICVA is an almost immediate right turn into North City Business Centre.
Travelling from South / East: Bangor, Holywood, Newtownards, Ards Penninsula etc
From M3 into Belfast
As you approach Belfast on the M3, follow signs for the M1 / Westlink. At the slip road off the M3 towards the Westlink, keep in the right hand lane as you approach the traffic links. Continue through the lights, keeping in the lane, as you approach the next set of traffic lights at the junction of York Road and the Westlink. Follow the lane round to the right, through the traffic lights. You will pass the entance to Cityside (Yorkgate) shopping centre on your left.
At the next set of traffic lights, take the slip road off to the left. You are now on Brougham Street; continue past KFC on your right and Cityside (Yorkgate) Shopping Centre on your left, up to the traffic lights in the left hand lane. Drive straight through the traffic lights onto Duncairn Gardens. NICVA is an almost immediate right turn into North City Business Centre.