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AFBI Newforge (Headquarters)

AFBI Headquarters are located at Newforge Lane, Belfast.
AFBI Newforge also accommodates a number of scientific specialisms. Research scientists based here also play a very significant role in the provision of expert advice to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), other government departments and the agriculture and food Industries. They also manage and implement wide-ranging statutory functions.
AFBI divisions based at Newforge conduct basic, strategic and applied research, and provide specialist analytical services and advice, in the following areas:
  • Applied Plant Science in Plant & Environmental Protection, Plant Molecular Biology, Ecology & Land Use
  • Agriculture, Food & Environmental Science in Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Marine & Freshwater Fisheries, Aquatic Environments and the Agri-Environment interface
  • Agricultural & Food Economics in Economics & Management of Agribusiness, Environment & Rural Development
  • Biometrics in Statistical Consultancy and IT Support & Development.

Contact Information

AFBI Newforge,
18a Newforge Lane,

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How to find us

From Dublin/West/South
  1. Leave the M1 Motorway at junction 2 and go right off the roundabout into A55 (Stockmans Lane)
  2. Continue straight into A55 (Balmoral Avenue)
  3. A55 (Balmoral Avenue) becomes Newforge Lane
  4. AFBI Newforge is after the first bend on the left hand side
From North/International Airport/ferries
  1. Join M2 to Belfast, exiting at Junction 1b (city centre/docks)
  2. Follow signs for M1 West along Westlink (A12)
  3. Join M1 and exit at Junction 2, then follow directions as above.
From City Airport/East
  1. Join Sydenham Bypass (A2) towards City Centre
  2. Stay on dual Carriageway over the M3 bridge.
  3. Take first exit, Get in lane for M1 (via Westlink)
  4. Join M1 and exit at junction 2, then follow directions as above.