The Future #DestinationTQ
The Titanic Quarter (TQ) Destination Plan, sets out a menu of possibilities and options for the long-term development of TQ 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, 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.
photo credits – Skyline Aerial & ‘Sea of Yardmen’ by Bradley Quinn