No the media is a bit confused. The above renders are of the Odyssey Plaza, for lack of a better term, plan. This is the one that has been approved.So is the above renders from a different development to the plan that has been given the go-ahead?
Ahhhhhh, so it is definitely the Odyssey car park plan that's been approved, not Queen's Quay?No the media is a bit confused. The above renders are of the Odyssey Plaza, for lack of a better term, plan. This is the one that has been approved.
Queen's Quay is currently a work in progress and out for consultation, though the plans that have been released so far are likely to be altered as they didn't account for the new boat lock that Belfast CC are planning to build beside the Lagan Weir.
Yeah the green roofs are helping hide anything that looks like a car park lol.As much as I hate the idea of another car park, it is part of a 10,000 seater arena complex, so I'm not going to get annoyed about this one...provided it's underground and well hidden
Also, there appear to be lots of green roofs in the renders. That's Odyssey Quays, Royal Exchange, Uni Ulster all with proposed rooftop gardens. I like this!
Yeah, I don't think we should hold our breath on construction starting soon. However, the documents on the planning portal do detail the phasing. I think it's the hotel/residential at the river first.belfastuniguy said:Yeah the green roofs are helping hide anything that looks like a car park lol.
I think this development will look fantastic. Question is how will it take before construction starts. I can see movement on the hotel aspects in the near future, it all comes down to finance.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/23879471A temporary zip-line is regularly set up for charity events but it would become a permanent feature as part of the plan for Queen's Quay.
It covers an area of 1.3 hectares on the east bank, close to the Odyssey.
The master plan includes a four star hotel and almost 300 homes, alongside bars and restaurants.
The Department for Social Development (DSD), which is behind the plans, said any development would take place on a phased basis, dependent on market conditions.
Later this year DSD will bid for executive funding to begin public realm works which will include the removal of the Station Street flyover and creating a boardwalk along the river.
The plan also states that because of an anticipated "slow response from the developer sector" in the current economic climate, the development plots will be used as "temporary public realm amenities".
Those amenities could include things like, 'pop-up' food and drink kiosks alongside temporary artwork or sculptures.
DSD has used a similar approach at its Queen's Parade site in Bangor where 'art pods' are providing temporary studio space for artists.
It says that it is not promoting Queen's Quay to developers yet but will "monitor market conditions" and listen to informal expressions of interest.
A provisional timetable anticipates the selection of a developer in 2015/16 with completion of the scheme by 2022.
A new £5.5m bridge accommodating cyclists and walkers is expected to be completed by spring 2015. The replacement of the footbridge is part of the enabling works for the Queen's Quay Development Site and work will start shortly.
Surely it needs a developer to sign up like northside, otherwise it will go nowhere?! Public realm, road changes etc are only really bits dsd can influence.Anyone know if the Queens Quay proposal has secured any funding yet for its phased approach? I think it's one of the more exciting riverside developments! I see on their masterplan they'd hoped to have funding to undertake public realm works by 2014 and begin infrastructure works to remove the Station Street flyover. But haven't heard any updates since.
I think you re probably correct. If government is the main driver for this, they would be mad to build anything more than public realm works unless at least one major prospective tenant was in the pipeline for phase one. That has become even more a concern since the huge gap in the government finances became apparent.Surely it needs a developer to sign up like northside, otherwise it will go nowhere?! Public realm, road changes etc are only really bits dsd can influence.