Hamilton Dock hotel site in Titanic Quarter up for sale

Full planning permission expired in 2015 for a 244-bedroom hotel at Hamilton Dock in the Titanic Quarter
Gareth McKeown

THE Hamilton Dock hotel development site within Belfast's Titanic Quarter has been put up for sale.

Offers are invited from retail agents CBRE for the 1.04-acre site, adjacent to tourist attraction Titanic Belfast, subject to full planning permission for hotel development.

Outline and full planning permission was previously granted in 2010 for a 244-bedroom hotel, but the latter expired in 2015, with no works ever taking place.

James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter Ltd said the site represented a "significant opportunity" for hotel developers to create a "flagship hotel" in the the heart of Titanic Quarter.

"Titanic Quarter has evolved into a world-class tourism destination, an international exhibition and conferencing location, a hub of local, national and international businesses, an educational and media campus, and a residential community," he said.

"Titanic Quarter continues to grow with over 100 national and international organisations including Citi, Catalyst Inc, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, HBO and Premier Inn already based there. With 18,000 people who live, work, study and play in Titanic Quarter daily and over one million people visiting Titanic Quarter each year, the Hamilton Dock Hotel site represents a unique development opportunity.

CBRE director David Wright said the Hamilton Dock hotel was a "prime development opportunity".

“Belfast is experiencing a significant increase in hotel development interest, fuelled by the current under supply of hotel rooms as well as increased leisure tourism and corporate activity. The Hamilton Dock Hotel site provides a prime development opportunity and will be a welcome addition to Titanic Quarter and Belfast," he added.


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