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16th June, 2015

Development Receives CoreNet Global’s Economic Development Leadership Award

Titanic Quarter has won the 2015 Economic Development Leadership Award from CoreNet Global, the world’s leading corporate real estate association.

The win also means that the Belfast waterfront project is a finalist for CoreNet’s ‘H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Award’, the association’s highest accolade for excellence and innovation in corporate real estate. 

Previous winners of the Global Innovator’s Award have included Google, CBRE’s headquarters building in Los Angeles and Space Florida for its work with Boeing’s space transportation division.

Conal Harvey, Titanic Quarter’s Executive Vice-Chairman, said:

“Winning CoreNet’s Economic Development Leadership Award is tremendous international recognition of how far Belfast has progressed and the sheer level of regeneration which has taken place at Titanic Quarter.

“With £385m invested so far, 1.6 million sq ft completed, 100-plus companies on site and 18,000 people currently working, studying and living in the area, Titanic Quarter gives Northern Ireland a development of global scale and interest.”

Michael Graham, from Titanic Quarter, added:

“CoreNet is a leading player in the global real estate industry and winning the award is another boost to Belfast and Titanic Quarter’s profile in markets such as North America, Asia and Europe where we are proactively targeting inward investors.”

Titanic Quarter will compete for the Global Innovator’s Award this summer at Harvard University in front of a panel of senior industry leaders.  Other finalists include OVG Real Estate for its sustainable ‘Edge’ office in Amsterdam and the Trammell Crow Company for its project to create a new $480m transit hub in Denver.

Titanic Quarter already includes Titanic Belfast, the Titanic Studios, Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast Met, PRONI and the ARC residential unit.  It is also home to the Gateway Office occupied by Citi and there are plans to invest a further £400m in the development by 2020.