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McCausland seeks investors to regenerate Belfast city centre’s Northside

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has invited investors to bring forward proposals for mixed-use development within the Northside of Belfast city centre.
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Department is seeking proposals from potential private sector partners to work in partnership to develop commercial/business, leisure, residential, retail and tourism/culture mixed-use sites in the Library/Press Quarter and the Clifton Street Gateway.

Minister McCausland said: “The Northside of the city centre is a richly historic and important part of our city which has been neglected for too long. It is another gateway to the city and has a role to play in revitalising the city. These plans will complement development proposals for the University of Ulster’s York Street Campus and the Royal Exchange project and follows a similar approach to the redevelopment of Laganside.”

The Minister continued: “The clear message that the Department is sending out is that Belfast is open for business. The NI Executive is committed to a revitalised and successful city centre in the long term in order to improve the prosperity and quality of life for everyone who lives, works and enjoys leisure time in the city. I hope that our commitment will be matched by robust and imaginative proposals from the private sector in response to our Northside brief.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Deloitte Real Estate are managing the developer competition on behalf of the Department. They can be contacted on 020 7303 1007, or at .
  2. Media enquiries to DSD Communications Team on 028 9082 9496. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 9971 5440 and your call will be returned.