Belfast Telegraph

Site for 244-bedroom hotel at Titanic Quarter on market

By John Mulgrew

Titanic Quarter is offering developers the chance to build a 244-bedroom hotel at the waterside development.

It's now advertising its Hamilton Dock hotel development site - a one-acre site which sits just opposite the Titanic Belfast tourist attraction.

The site is within the Titanic Quarter 'phase 2', for outline planning, and received full planning permission for a 244-bedroom hotel in 2010.

However, an application for a new development will probably have to be resubmitted.

Titanic Quarter says it is inviting offers for long-leasehold on the site.

It's being sold and marketed by commercial property firm CBRE.

David Wright, director, CBRE, said the Hamilton Dock hotel site offers a "rare opportunity to acquire a hotel development site in Titanic Quarter and, once developed, will be a further asset to Belfast's business, conference, leisure and heritage tourism growth".

"The site has outline planning permission and has had the benefit of full planning permission granted for a 244-bedroom hotel in 2010," he said.

"Belfast is experiencing a significant increase in hotel development interest, fuelled by the current under-supply of hotel rooms as well as increased leisure tourism and corporate activity," he added.

"The Hamilton Dock hotel site provides a prime development opportunity and will be a welcome addition to Titanic Quarter and Belfast." James Eyre, commercial director, Titanic Quarter Ltd, said: "This is a significant opportunity for hotel developers and operators to progress a flagship hotel in the heart of Titanic Quarter.

"Over the past decade of development and regeneration, Titanic Quarter has evolved into a world-class tourism destination, an international exhibition and conferencing location, a hub of local, national and international businesses, an educational and media campus, and a residential community. The Hamilton Dock site is perfectly positioned within a key tourism Quarter of Belfast city centre."

Meanwhile, a number of buildings which are part of Londonderry's Ebrington Square are being advertised for sale or for rent.

They include three properties, ranging from 103sq m to 639sq m in floor space.

The Central Inn bar in Cookstown has also gone on the market for an undisclosed amount. It's still currently trading in the town, and has been under the same ownership since 1969.

Belfast Telegraph