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Keady students visit Belfast’s Titanic Quarter on urban regeneration project

GCSE Geography students from St Patrick’s High School, Keady, have visited Belfast’s Titanic Quarter as part of their studies into sustainable urban regeneration.

Philip Corr, Titanic Quarter Ltd’s Project Manager provided a presentation on mixed-use and sustainable development, infrastructure and architecture, and how sustainability features such as ground heat pumps, solar power and biomass are used in  the waterfront development.

The pupils also enjoyed a tour of Titanic Quarter on the ‘Wee Tram’ with Rev. Chris Bennett, Chaplain to Titanic Quarter, who spoke about community life and the area’s regeneration.

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.

Master-planned over 185 acres on the site where RMS Titanic was designed and built, Titanic Quarter is redefining what it means to work, live, and play in central Belfast. During a decade of development Titanic Quarter is evolving into a world class tourism destination, an educational and media campus, a residential community, with space for premium retailer outlets and Grade A offices.

The development is already home to Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic, as well as international and regional businesses, Belfast Met, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Studios (HBO), the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Premier Inn and the ARC Residential Complex.

Titanic Hotel and Drawing Offices opening mid-2017.

Titanic Quarter in Numbers

  • £425 million invested to date
  • £790 million planned investment by 2021
  • 5,950 in permanent employment
  • 1.5 million sq ft completed
  • £365 million planned for further investment by 2021
  • 3 million sq ft  with planning permission
  • 18,000 people live, work and study Titanic Quarter daily
  • One million visitors per annum
  • 1,000 residents
  • Over 100 national and international organisations including Citi, Microsoft,
    IBM, SAP, HBO, Belfast Met, Catalyst Inc, Ulster University and
    Queen’s

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