Council and developer working to make most of Titanic opportunity
Titanic Quarter Ltd is joining forces with Belfast City Council to maximise community access to the city’s 185-acre regeneration scheme.
The company said over 2,000 people were already working in 70 firms in Titanic Quarter. A 20 year development plan anticipates the creation of 15,000 construction and 20,000 permanent jobs.
The deal will provide pre-employment training schemes, construction-related opportunities, work placements, housing, tourism and public art and will be supervised by a Strategic Advisory Board of senior representatives from the public and private sector.
Mike Smith, chief executive of Titanic Quarter Ltd, said: “Connecting Titanic Quarter seamlessly with the rest of Belfast requires joined-up thinking and the agreement with Belfast City Council creates a clear pathway to do just that.
“We’re fully committed to ensuring that Titanic Quarter becomes a new sustainable and |vibrant urban community within Belfast.”
Pat Convery, SDLP mayor of Belfast, added: “Titanic Quarter is a Titanic opportunity for the |people of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It will generate not just significant economic benefits, but a wide range of social benefits which have the potential to improve the quality of life for everyone in the city.”