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Old October 15th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #241
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Some of these developers who are objecting have sites which they haven't developed yet !! (I'm thinking off Bedford Square in particular) - When the wordwide office market picks up tenants will bypass Belfast as large office space buildings constructed to date are scarce - Invest NI needs to spend time to attract large worldwide companies promotting the availability of workforce and low rental rates, however if we dont have the office space --- some speculative building would give us a step ahead in the right direction.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #242
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Some of these developers who are objecting have sites which they haven't developed yet !! (I'm thinking off Bedford Square in particular)
I think thats their point though. Those developments havent gone ahead because of the downturn and also the competition from the Titanic Quarter. I suppose they would argue that developments like Bedford Sq would be more likely to be built if they didnt have to compete for tennants with TQ. I guess its a question of what would you prefer, greater development of the City centre or development of TQ because at the minute there isnt the demand for office space for both to happen
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Old October 15th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #243
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #244
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Hope for US financial jobs in NI

The expected announcement follows Hillary Clinton's visit
A major jobs announcement is expected to be made in Belfast on Monday.

It follows last week's visit to Northern Ireland by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

It is understood that the New York Stock Exchange plans to set up a service centre, ****possibly in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. ****

Details are being kept under wraps but it could mean more that two hundred new high end jobs, paying significant salaries, would be created.

BBC business reporter Eddie O'Gorman said the project had been in the pipeline "for quite some time".

"The New York Stock Exchange bought a Belfast software company called Wombat 18 months ago for $200m and Invest NI have been talking to them ever since about expanding their operation here," he said.

"They did announce more jobs at the time of the investment conference in May 2008 and this is just a further stage in the process."

Stormont ministers have been lobbying hard in the US for more investment as part of the peace dividend.

Workforce

Last year industry leaders from 80 US companies attended a conference in Belfast outlining potential investment opportunities.

When Mrs Clinton visited last week she met business leaders during her series of engagements.

She noted that Northern Ireland had escaped the worst ravages of the global economic downturn and credited the relative success on its educated, highly skilled workforce.

In 2007 the New York was the scene for one of the most striking images of the early days of DUP/ Sinn Fein power sharing when then DUP leader and First Minister, Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein were photographed ringing the trading bell at the Nasdaq exchange.

The pair also met the chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, Duncan Niederauer, during the trip and lobbied him on making an investment in Northern Ireland.

The US-based financial group Citi employs about 800 people in Belfast in a technology service centre.
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I wonder will this be in the final section of the Gateway Building - unlikely due to the number of jobs - or will this be a boost to the Financial Services Campus that the other developers object to but the planning service are apparently favourable to...

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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #245
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I wonder will this be in the final section of the Gateway Building - unlikely due to the number of jobs - or will this be a boost to the Financial Services Campus that the other developers object to but the planning service are apparently favourable to...
Just heard in the news that they are due to move into the recently vacated Adelaide Exchange
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #246
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Titanic Quarter Signature Project Public Plaza Hotels


As part of the Signature Project a central plaza will be created and three hotel developments will surround the plaza....


Hamilton Dock, Crowne Plaza Hotel


Credit: www.rmi.uk.com

- 4 Star 240 bed Hotel
- Conference Centre


South Yard Hotel


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"Two six storey structures mirrored about a central retail mall forming a vista from urban square to the river front. Hotels to form perimeter of an urban block with a central landscaped podium deck shared with neighbouring residential component above retail accommodation and servicing facilities. Buildings to be clad in a combination of precast concrete, zinc and brick with distinct “checkerboard” fenestration."


H&W HQ Boutique Hotel


Credit: www.rmi.uk.com

- 110 bed hotel
- Bar & Restaurant facilities
- Basement Spa

"RMI intend to retain the existing fabric of the building as much as possible and provide new room layouts that work within the constraints of the existing building structure. To achieve the required number of rooms an additional lightweight structure has been added to the existing building roof. A new reception block has been added to allow for links to a proposed basement that will house the spa and all the servicing infrastructure of the building. All junctions between the new and old building have been dealt with sympathetically through the proposed detailing."
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #247
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You missed the Titanic Quarter Art Gallery, also by Robinson McIlwaine


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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #248
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You missed the Titanic Quarter Art Gallery, also by Robinson McIlwaine


haha so i did! .... ooohh can't wait for all this! TQ is fairly cracking on with its future plans!!
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #249
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I'm getting a little confused about where these buildings are. pretending that Queens road heads perfectly north, the first building on the west is the Arc apartments. Then north of that is the Hamilton Dock (where I assume the Nomadic will be). North of that there is the Drawing Offices. West of that will be the Signature project. where is the art gallery and the 2 hotels likely to be? Could it be that they will be set back from the queens road?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #250
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I love the fact an art gallery is planned, we are in dire need of such things in Belfast.

The hotels look good as well.


Here's a interior of the H&W one. I approve



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I'm glad they took a sensible choice with the drawing room, I was scared they were going to **** it up by building a floor and turning that large space into a dozen rooms. It would be nice in the daytime with the sunlight shining through.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #252
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Great renders! I suppose the new art gallery means there's less of a chance of the city hall being domed over instead?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #253
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yeh its slightly confusing where they will all be. The new gallery looks like it will in between H&W HQ and hamilton dock. The two hotels presumably are located one to the south of the singature project and one to the west of it. If i had to guess I would say the South Yard one will be to the west cause it looks like cavehill in the background
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #254
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Would appear the Gallery will be where you mentioned beddie. The South Yard hotel will front the river/lough and the Crowne Plaza will be in-between those two, looking onto the signature project and the slipways.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #255
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How.would.you.all.feel.about.a.music.conservatoire.in.Titanic.Quarter?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #256
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That would be fabulous

Would be a nice addition and could work well with the new gallery, college campus and hopefully future cultural additions.

Do you have news that one may be planned?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #257
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Impressive developments!

The UU should consider opening a campus at the TQ. If they think they can move everyone from UUJ to York Street they are seriously deluded.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #258
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I'm getting a little confused about where these buildings are. pretending that Queens road heads perfectly north, the first building on the west is the Arc apartments. Then north of that is the Hamilton Dock (where I assume the Nomadic will be). North of that there is the Drawing Offices. West of that will be the Signature project. where is the art gallery and the 2 hotels likely to be? Could it be that they will be set back from the queens road?
I was speaking to one of the guys involved in titanic quarter- i think he said these are the locations of new hotels and gallery:


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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #259
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I think the art gallery should be in the drawing offices. Impressive as the proposed hotel is it should be a public building/museum/art gallery and not a hotel for the rich and famous.
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I think the art gallery should be in the drawing offices. Impressive as the proposed hotel is it should be a public building/museum/art gallery and not a hotel for the rich and famous.
I disagree, we need a new modern art museum in Belfast, one that hopefully showcases innovative design and exhibit space. LONG overdue. It will allow for large art pieces we are as yet unable to house.

The drawing offices will make for a truly gorgeous hotel.
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