Titanic Quarter Destination Plan
Titanic Quarter is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting waterfront developments. Once home to the city’s world-leading shipbuilding industry and the RMS Titanic, the 185-acre brownfield site is being regenerated by Titanic Quarter Limited into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood, comprising of historic maritime landmarks, visitor attractions, film studios, education facilities, office buildings and apartments. The area is also home to the five star visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast which has had a remarkable impact on the world, already attracting an overwhelming 4.5 million visitors from 145 countries and creating a new, exciting and thriving riverside maritime destination.
Titanic Foundation have developed the Titanic Quarter Destination Plan, which sets out a menu of possibilities and options for the long-term development of Titanic Quarter as a destination. The plan covers a range of projects aimed at making the area a globally recognised iconic heritage waterfront, bringing the stories and the vast heritage surrounding the destination to life. Helping support Belfast and Northern Ireland to achieve its full tourism potential.
Over the next 5 to 10 years the TQ Destination Plan sets out 12 key projects under 3 core themes – connectivity, visitors and heritage. Projects include the development of a Maritime Mile which links the waterfront from Donegall Quay to the tip of Queen’s Island; improved digital infrastructure to inspire visitors with stories of the past through their mobile phones; and to continue the preservation and restoration of unique heritage assets such as the Thompson Dry Dock and the 3 ‘wee’ steam cranes that worked along the tracks during the shipyard’s heyday.
The plan was developed with input from Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour Commission, Tourism NI, Titanic Quarter Limited, the Odyssey Trust and a range of organisations on the Titanic Quarter Destination Forum. It is these private and public sector organisational partnerships, amongst others, which will be key to the realisation, delivery and implementation of the ambitious plan.