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Titanic Quarter is moving in right direction

Published 10/01/2011

I WAS disappointed to read Eamonn McCann's recent negative and inaccurate comments about Titanic Quarter (Comment, January 4).

In spite of the ongoing global economic uncertainty, Titanic Quarter continues to take shape. It is the largest building project on the island, employing 500 construction workers and a further 2,000 people are employed by more than 80 businesses on-site.

Titanic Quarter is home to the Paint Hall studio, a major Northern Ireland success story which continues to attract some of the world's largest film and TV production companies.

Titanic Quarter has also welcomed the opening of its first hotel, work on the £97m Titanic Belfast visitor attraction is continuing apace, the Public Record Office is due to open later this year and more than 400 people are living in the scheme's first residential development.

I'm confident that 2011 will bring new investors and new developments such as the recent announcement by Citi to create an additional 500 jobs, bringing its total headcount in Titanic Quarter to well over 1,000 - hardly the actions of a company which the article states is "remarkably coy" about its employment intentions.


CEO, Titanic Quarter

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