Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013
The two tower blocks planned for the Titanic Quarter would be marketed to companies as a technology hub to support the financial services industry.
Located on the former shipyard site beside the Belfast Metropolitan College campus, the buildings could open in autumn 2015, to accommodate as many as 2,000 workers.
David Gavaghan, chief executive of the Titanic Quarter, who have lodged the plans, said: "As we see the first tangible signs that we are moving out of one of the longest economic recessions in the last century, it is time to ensure that Belfast can continue to offer potential investors flexible, modern, high-end business accommodation."
Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of government jobs agency Invest NI, said that being able to select from a wide range of properties was a key factor for potential investors.
CBI Northern Ireland director Nigel Smyth said the plans would make the city more attractive to do business in.
"There is a strategic shortage of high quality office space in Belfast - which will impact on our ability to attract in new international investors and support the growth of indigenous companies," he said.
"It is vitally important for the health of the city that we create the necessary infrastructure to support job growth. The Titanic Quarter has been a great success to date and offers exciting opportunities in the future."
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