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Public consultation launched on Belfast's Queen's Quay development project

Artistic impression of how Queen's Quay might look
Staff Reporter

A PUBLIC consultation process has begin on a plan to "reinvigorate" a part of Belfast city centre through the development of the Queen's Quay area.

A planned £150 million revamp of the area, described as a "strategic gateway for the city centre" will see new housing and commercial space created.

Stormont communities minister Deirdre Hargey said at the launch of the consultation that the new development would help link the city centre to the Titanic Quarter and other planned developments, including Sirocco Quay.

She said the project would see the area "regenerated both socially and economically in the years ahead".

The plans are available to view on the Department for Communities website, and the public consultation will run from December 7 until January 31, 2022.

"The project will reinvigorate the eastern side of the city centre with new housing and key commercial space to an area close to landmark developments such as the SSE Arena, Titanic Quarter and the Obel Tower," Ms Hargey said.

"The redevelopment of Queen's Quay will have an important role to play in helping to improve access for communities in east Belfast to the city centre and to become a high quality and shared space for all with a lasting legacy."

Paul Millar of Hamilton Architects, which is heading the consultation team, said: "Queen's Quay is a very prestigious and exciting project which will usher in a new era in the economic and social regeneration of Belfast's riverfront and connect different sections of the city as never before."

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