Northern Ireland’s Planning Service has given the green light to Eric Kuhne Associates’ phase-two masterplan of Belfast’s vast £3 billion docklands regeneration.
The entire 75ha scheme, called Titanic Quarter, will provide more than 2,000 new homes and create 25,000 new jobs over a 15-year period.
Northern Ireland’s environment minister Arelene Foster said: ‘It is a major confidence boost. It is further indication that Northern Ireland is leaving its troubled past behind.’
Phase two includes Kuhne’s signature project at the heart of the development, a £90 million Titanic visitor centre, located on part of the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built.