regeneration

‘Belfast is becoming the Hollywood of Europe’

‘Belfast is becoming the Hollywood of Europe’

Irish Times - Game of Thrones put Northern Ireland on the global TV map. Now a Belfast studio is making a Superman prequel series, and, for local producers, the sky’s the limit….

Based in the Titanic Quarter, which has been developed by Dublin-based Harcourt Developments, Titanic Studios is one of the largest film studios in Europe.

A Game of Thrones prequel is currently shooting at a number of locations across the North, including Titanic Studios.

Here's what's happening on Bellingham's waterfront - VIDEO

Here's what's happening on Bellingham's waterfront - VIDEO

Bellingham Herald - The Port of Bellingham and Harcourt have completed several projects on the 137 acres of waterfront property. The team are now gearing up for a variety of projects for the waterfront district, including some construction work that could get going in the second half of the year. Here’s an update on what’s happening on the former Georgia-Pacific site.

Prime site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter offers regeneration opportunities

Prime site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter offers regeneration opportunities

Irish Times - A prime commercial development site in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, next to the award-winning visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, has gone on the market.

The latest site for sale – Plater’s Yard – occupies a waterfront location, and is positioned within an area that has already received outline planning permission and full planning permission for two hotels, 152 apartments, 12 commercial units and a 382-space underground car park.

Multi-million pound Belfast office development project out to tender

Multi-million pound Belfast office development project out to tender

The Irish News - A MULTI-million pound construction contract in Belfast's Titanic Quarter has gone out to tender.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from building contractors for the construction of Olympic House, a 150,000 sq ft Grade A office development on Queen's Road.

A joint venture between Belfast Harbour Commissioners and the owners of Titanic Quarter, construction on Olympic House is due to start in the the spring and take around 18 months to complete.

‘Log scramble’ and slide are the latest attractions at Bellingham’s waterfront park

‘Log scramble’ and slide are the latest attractions at Bellingham’s waterfront park

Bellingham Herald - For families looking for a new playground for their kids to conquer, Waypoint Park is ready.

The park is one of several projects happening as the city, Harcourt Developments and the Port of Bellingham work to redevelop the area. This includes a glass-and-steel structure being built near the Granary building by Harcourt for a potential fine dining restaurant; the construction of the waterfront district’s two main roads, Granary Avenue and West Laurel Street and a $32 million residential project west of Waypoint Park.

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

After only 8-months of operation, Titanic Hotel Belfast has won the prestigious RICS Award for 'outstanding contribution to tourism and leisure facilities in Northern Ireland.'

The new hotel is situated in the original Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices & Headquarters, one of Northern Ireland's most important historical buildings. A location of global significance where over 1,000 ships were designed including the famous Olympic-class liners.

How 10 years turned the Titanic Quarter from a wasteland to a wonder

How 10 years turned the Titanic Quarter from a wasteland to a wonder

Belfast Telegraph - It's fast becoming one of the most exciting, attractive and economically powerful parts of Belfast. But when Titanic Quarter was launched a decade ago, few would have believed it had the potential to transform a neglected and desolate part of the city.

Titanic Quarter celebrates 10th anniversary as details emerge of £395m investment over next five years

Titanic Quarter celebrates 10th anniversary as details emerge of £395m investment over next five years

Belfast Live - It has become one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landmarks - and now plans have been revealed for hundreds of millions of pounds worth of further redevelopment at Titanic Quarter.

Launched 10 years ago - with almost £360million of investment sailing in during the past decade - Titanic Quarter has breathed new life into what was a forgotten but essential part of Belfast’s history.

Titanic endeavour: Simon Calder previews Belfast’s newest attraction

Titanic endeavour: Simon Calder previews Belfast’s newest attraction

Independent - A century after Titanic set sail from Belfast prior to her tragic maiden journey, a £97m tribute to the ship and her makers is almost ready.

"That's where she was built. That's where she was designed. That's where the workers lived." Noel Molloy is a man with a mission to explain – and entertain. He is project manager for Titanic Belfast, a structure as monumental as the ship it commemorates.

Like a magnificent liner in the final stages of construction, the shell of Northern Ireland's new landmark is complete. Sprouting from a quay overlooking Belfast Lough is an angular, aluminium-clad eruption. Imagine if Ikea made a flatpack ship, and someone had made a right old muddle of the instructions: that's roughly how Titanic Belfast looks.

Belfast's £5bn Titanic Quarter development ‘where the city’s future lies’

Belfast's £5bn Titanic Quarter development ‘where the city’s future lies’

Belfast Telegraph - There could be no stronger endorsement of the £5bn Titanic Quarter development in Belfast than that delivered yesterday by University of Ulster chief economist Mike Smyth when he said “it is the future of Belfast”.

Yesterday banking giant Citibank unveiled its new offices at the development which has transformed the city’s waterfront area. Titanic Quarter can already claim Belfast Metropolitan College, Audi and the Northern Ireland Science Park, and many more businesses are expected to follow despite the tough economic times.

Jersey's Liberty Wharf shopping centre opens

Jersey's Liberty Wharf shopping centre opens

BBC News - After a six month delay Jersey's new shopping centre has opened its doors.

Liberty Wharf is based at the former abattoir site in St Helier and features Marks and Spencer, Pasty Presto and Costa Coffee.

Gerry Comaskey, of the builders Harcourt Developments, said work on the historical site had been a detailed and meticulous process.

Red line investment 'a winner'

Red line investment 'a winner'

Irish Independent - TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has described the decision of developers to pay more than half the cost of a new Luas line as a "win-win" situation.

The 4.6km line will extend the current Red line service by a further five stops to areas including Saggart, Cheeverstown and the Citywest business campus in Dublin.

New York mayor gives his seal of approval

New York mayor gives his seal of approval

Belfast Newsletter - Belfast is waking up to a new economic horizon, the man who leads the "city that never sleeps" declared yesterday.

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, one of the major figures attending this week’s US-NI investment conference, revealed how impressed he was with Belfast’s rejuvenation as he helped launch the new Financial Services Centre in the city’s Titanic Quarter.

Peace fuels prosperity in NI

Peace fuels prosperity in NI

Irish Independent - The timing of the latest political breakthrough in Northern Ireland could scarcely have been more opportune for the ambitious £5bn Titanic Quarter project in Belfast - Europe's biggest waterfront regeneration project.

Final curtain on Smith Square - sold for £30m

Final curtain on Smith Square - sold for £30m

Daily Telegraph - The new owner of the former Conservative Central Office has spoken of the “buzz” of buying the site of 50 years of Tory election victories, and back stabbings and plots. 

The Daily Telegraph revealed today how Conservative Party has sold its famous former head office in Smith Square, Westminster, for £30.5 million.

The buyer is Irish property company Harcourt Developments, which counts Andrew Parker Bowles, former husband of Camilla, as one of its non-executive directors.

Building on what lies beneath

Building on what lies beneath

Irish Times - Vivienne Roche's sculpture garden in Park West reflects the presence of an ancient burial ground under the modern apartment blocks, writes Aidan Dunne, Art Critic

Park West, a residential, business and industrial development bounded by the M50, the Grand Canal and the main line from Heuston Station, is singularly well served with prominently positioned sculptures.

Relaunch for Titanic shipyard

Relaunch for Titanic shipyard

Daily Telegraph - The derelict shipyard where the Titanic was built is to benefit from a £1 billion plan that will see it transformed into the largest waterfront development in Europe.

The docks, which were once the industrial hub of Belfast, are to be converted into a new maritime quarter with houses, businesses, leisure facilities and tourism developments.

The regeneration of the Titanic Quarter on Queen's Island is being led by the American architect Eric Kuhne, who has been responsible for similar developments all over the world including Darling Harbour in Sydney and Mid Valley Gardens in Kuala Lumpur.

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The art of property enjoys awards success

The art of property enjoys awards success

Irish Independent - THE property world was to the fore at this year's Allianz Business2Arts Awards with two of the six awards presented to leading property groups.

Harcourt Developments and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority did the sector proud by figuring prominently among the award winners.

As an integral part of developing Park West Business Park, Harcourt Developments - headed by Pat Doherty - has commissioned sculptures, water features and site specific artworks for both the exterior and the interior landscapes.