Belfast Harbour Commissioners is seeking an architect for the final building on its £250 million City Quays masterplan
The winning team will draw up plans for a 14,000m²-to-23,000m² office block on a former harbour site overlooking the River Lagan and near to the M3.
The planned building is the final element of Grimshaw’s 186,000m² City Quays masterplan (pictured).
Belfast-based Robinson Patterson Partnership (RPP) completed the development’s £10 million first phase – a five storey office block called One City Quays – one year ago.
An £18 million second phase – featuring the nine-storey Two City Quays by Grimshaw – started on site last year and is due to complete in 2017.
Plans for a further 188-bedroom hotel – also drawn up by RPP – meanwhile won planning last month.
The latest building – which will be called Three City Quays – already has outline planning consent and could be up to 16 storeys high, according to the masterplan.
Founded in 1613, Belfast Harbour handles 67 per cent of Northern Ireland’s seaborne trade and features around 120 hectares of potential development sites.
Nearby landmarks include Eric Kuhne’s £97 million Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, the Odyssey Arena and George Best Belfast City Airport.
The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 29 April.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Belfast Harbour Commissioners
Tel: +44 2890554422
Fax: +44 2890554406