Green light for £20m Titanic Quarter build

Green light for £20m Titanic Quarter build

Planning approval has been passed for a high specification office block in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast.

It will be located between Belfast Metropolitan College's Titanic Quarter Campus and the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland.The £20m build, which is almost 3000 sq m, comprises of two blocks of six and seven storeys.The proposal also includes substantial research and development space, at nearly 15'000 sq m, basement car parking, landscaping, access and associated site works at Queen's Road.Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "It is anticipated that once complete this building will accommodate 2000 workers at this highly desirable waterfront location."The significant investment demonstrates a confidence in the local economy and will provide much needed high specification office accommodation within the City. Having this in place should help attract investment and encourage further job creation," the SDLP minister said."This proposal will further enhance other significant development projects for Titanic Quarter that have already been approved by DOE Planning."The Titanic Signature Project; the new Public Records Office for Northern Ireland; the Belfast Metropolitan College; offices already used by Citigroup at the Titanic Quarter gateway site and hotel accommodation are all creating a vibrant hub in the City."My vision is for a better environment and a stronger economy. This decision will contribute to this."

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