Belfast Telegraph

Council and developer working to make most of Titanic opportunity

By Amanda Poole

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.”

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