You say that, but it's not like it's is a hamlet. In any case this is to ship folk in from the surrounding metropolitan/provincial areas so the density of the city itself is a fairly moot point and coming down East Bridge Street in the morning there are a swarm of commuters tooling out of Central Station creating a bottleneck at the entrance and pedestrian crossing. Add to this the tourists coming up from Dublin as well as the bus commuters and I think it should be serviceable enough with a few reasonably well placed kiosks/eateries.Yeah as with every plan for Belfast, it does over estimate the population density...
It does seem very slow. As it is all being built offsite from the current bus station and even the railway lines, it seems a bit excessive.The Chinese would complete in 5 months. I guess the Ulster University will be around 5 years from start to finish. Maybe they are trying to be realistic.
It's just ridiculous looking....^^
Yep. It's infuriating we have to work around that. Spend a bit more and move the exchange to a new building nearby. Always half measures in this place.
Hopefully it's something that will be done in the future. There will be a lot of free land once the new hub is open.
I can only imagine there is a lot of key telephone/ communication infrastructure located there. But does make you wonder given the size of the overall site, they couldn't think of a better workaround....Yeah the video at eye level really shows how much of an eye sore this building will be.
I think the nature of the building will make it next to impossible to move ever, otherwise they would do it as part of this development.
Something needs to be done to radically improve its appearance though and somehow make it complement the new transport hub.
Was wondering that myself actually. I'm guessing they were constrained by Durham Street, but I suppose they could have built the station above Durham Street and then had the main terminalk entrance facing onto a fully pedestrianised Glengall Street with some nice landmark towers, kinda like this...But does make you wonder given the size of the overall site, they couldn't think of a better workaround....