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The £20m new offices project that's adding to wave of development at Belfast quayside

By John Mulgrew

Published 04/06/2016

City Quays in the Titanic Quarter
City Quays in the Titanic Quarter

Work is well under way on the latest City Quays office development at Belfast Harbour estate.

Those behind the £20m City Quays 2 project say it should be finished by the middle of next year.

The nine-storey complex will sit alongside the already completed City Quays 1 building.

City Quays already houses companies including US technology firm Cayan.

Work is also expected to start soon on a new hotel for the area.

Accommodation giant Marriott is set to take on the new City Quays hotel project in Belfast with its AC Hotels brand.

The hotels are 'lifestyle' brands, with each designed to reflect the character of its urban location. It was given the green light by Belfast City Council in March.

There are also plans for yet another office development on the site.

Planners said the hotel development, which will sit alongside the City Quays 1 and 2 buildings, will "positively contribute to the ongoing regeneration" of the area.

It's understood Michael Burroughs Associates are the planning consultants behind the development.

Belfast Harbour is also seeking a lead architect for the City Quays 3 project, to prepare the design and plans for a building which could cover between 150,000 sq ft and 250,000 sq ft of space.

At the beginning of the year, Cayan, which was formerly called Merchant Warehouse, revealed it was taking up two floors of the City Quays 1 building.

The company is now finishing off its new sci-fi themed headquarters, which comes complete with Wi-Fi stations and an Xbox room fitted out with gaming chairs.

US-owned tech company MACOM Technology Solutions is also opening up a new Belfast office at the City Quays building, with plans to almost double its workforce this year.

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