Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for nearly 3,000 sq m of high specification office space in the Titanic Quarter.
The two blocks of six and seven storeys will be located between Belfast Metropolitan College’s Titanic Quarter Campus and the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland.
The proposal also includes over 14,000 sq m for research and development plus basement car parking, landscaping, access and associated site works at Queen’s Road,
Mark H Durkan said: “It is anticipated that once complete this building will accommodate 2,000 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.
“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.”
DOE Planning consulted with Belfast City Council on its opinion to approve this application on 20 March 2014. The Council raised no objections to the proposal.
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