Green light for leisure and office space development in Belfast
The redevelopment of the Titanic Quarter, a 185-acre site on the banks of the river Lagan, is set to bring hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, retail and office space to Belfast, in one of Europe’s largest waterfront developments.
Further planning content has just been secured, concerning applications that include apartments, cafes, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery. Permission to construct a five-star boutique hotel and build an extension onto the former Harland & Wolff Headquarters building has also been submitted.
Plans have been devised in consultation with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to ensure that historic properties are appropriately refurbished and restored.
The scheme will bring over 7,500 apartments, 900,000 sq m of business, education, R&D, and office space to Belfast in a ┬ú5bn development, that is expected to create 25,000 new jobs over the next 15 years.
Speaking to Property Week, Sam Heaney of the Titanic Quarter development said:
“We’re extremely pleased to see the next stage in the regeneration of the area get the go ahead; the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter will be of great economic benefit to the whole of Northern Ireland. The success of these applications is testament to the ongoing progress of the site and continued support from both investors and key stakeholders in Belfast.”