Belfast Harbour has officially opened a new 907 space car park, the latest investment in its City Quays development.
The new £17m custom-built multi-storey car park will service tenants in Belfast Harbour’s £275m, mixed use City Quays development, as well as providing convenient parking for guests at the AC by Marriott Hotel, commuters and other visitors to the City.
The new car park was designed by RPP Architects and built by Felix O’Hare, with a striking blue finned design on the side of the building designed to symbolise the City’s link with the river and the organisation’s rich maritime history.
Located between Donegall Quay, Tomb Street and the Cross-Harbour Bridge, the project supported 100 construction jobs during the 18-month build.
Belfast Harbour has chosen NCP, the UK’s largest parking retailer and operator, to operate and manage the safe and secure car parking facilities.
Graeme Johnston, Belfast Harbour’s Property Director said: “We are delighted to be starting 2019 with the opening of the new car park at City Quays. Belfast Harbour has always known that providing high quality parking facilities was essential for occupiers and to the ongoing development of City Quays and we’re pleased that these new facilities are now open for business.
“City Quays counts well known businesses such as Baker McKenzie, TPiCAP, ITV and U105 among its existing tenants and is also home to the AC Hotel by Marriott. We are sure that all of our tenants and visitors will benefit from this latest investment.”
The car park features mobile payment platforms and electric car charging points. It includes dedicated pedestrian walkways along the car park decks, enlarged car parking spaces with LED lighting and CCTV coverage facilitating 24/7 use.
City Quays is NCP’s third car park in Belfast city centre.
Lee Holland, Property Director at NCP, said: “The City Quays development has transformed the Belfast waterfront, quickly establishing itself as a commercial and leisure hub for the City. As such, there is a real need for parking facilities that meet the needs of its many visitors.
“At NCP, we believe that by working closely with property owners and developers themselves, we’re able to create an overall experience – whether in retail, parking or commercial – that is consistently premium and puts the customer first throughout.”
The City Quays area is currently home to over 5,000 workers and will eventually provide jobs and homes for up to 13,000. The recently completed City Quays 2 building can accommodate 1,000 workers while City Quays 3, a £50m, 250,000 square feet office building currently lodged for Planning Approval, will provide space for a further 3,000 people if approved.