Planning Application lodged for City Quays
Belfast Harbour has announced plans for a £250m ‘City Quays’ development in the heart of Belfast’s historical maritime district. City Quays represents the latest stage in the ongoing transformation of Belfast’s waterfront and is the strategic lynchpin to interconnect other developments initiated by Laganside such as Lanyon Place, and those at Cathedral Quarter, Odyssey and Titanic Quarter.
Belfast Harbour has confirmed plans for the £250m City Quays development in the heart of Belfast’s historical maritime district. Representing the latest stage in the ongoing transformation of Belfast’s waterfront, City Quays is designed to link the 185-acre Titanic Quarter Development to the City Centre.
The 20-acre scheme, centred round Clarendon Dock, will provide a mix of commercial offices, shops, cafes, restaurants, hotel space and residential accommodation. There will also be educational, arts and cultural space for both residents and visitors.
Showcasing the latest advances in ‘green’ architecture, the project has been master-planned by global award-winning architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, whose projects include the internationally-acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall.
The proposed new pedestrian and cycle bridge will also integrate City Quays with the first phase of Belfast’s new bus-based rapid transit system.
Most of the scheme has been set aside for commercial office space, with a further 14% allocated for leisure / hotel uses, 6% for local retail and 12% for residential use. Work on site will begin once the planning process has been completed and initial occupiers have been secured.