The Maritime Mile
The Maritime Mile is a linear waterfront trail that will encourage people to explore Belfast’s maritime & industrial history, and connect all the key attractions, public realm, sculptures & viewing points on both sides of the river. The Maritime Mile begins on the city side of the river, linking Belfast’s historic Sailortown and St Joseph’s Church, to the rich maritime heritage of Clarendon buildings. The trail passes the ‘Dividers’ sculpture and the dry and wet docks, Sinclair Seaman’s Church and the Belfast Harbour office to the public realm in City Quays. Passing the Big Fish at Donegall Quay, the trail will cross the Lagan Footbridge and follow the water’s edge around past the Odyssey, to the Abercorn Basin and the SS Nomadic, Titanic Belfast and Titanic Hotel Belfast, and onto the iconic Titanic & Olympic Slipways and the Titanic Walkway. The trail continues past the Great Light, and down to HMS Caroline, with the final destination being the Thompson Dock, the 44ft dry dock where RMS Titanic was fitted out.
The Maritime Mile concept is being led by Titanic Foundation and a stakeholder group including Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the Odyssey Trust and Titanic Quarter Limited.
The Stakeholder group have appointed Future City, a London based multidisciplinary culture agency & Growth Industry, landscape design consultancy to identify, scope and cost opportunities to progress the development and animation of the Maritime Mile.
Future City are a placemaking agency who have developed nearly a hundred placemaking and cultural strategies for brownfield developments and regeneration projects across the UK and mainland Europe, including the Greenwich Peninsula, Canary Wharf and the City of London.
Growth Industry are a landscaping design consultancy who drive to create exceptional public spaces, and have worked on projects including the Canary Wharf Crossrail garden, and the SkyGarden at Fenchurch Street, London.