Design + Build
Victoria Square represented an opportunity to regenerate Belfast’s City Centre on a massive scale. It is one of the most complex projects ever constructed in the centre of Belfast with £165m of design and construction work completed over a 3-year period averaging a spend of £4.5m per month. Victoria Square is a mixed use development with including a basement, 65,000m2 of retail space, 115 apartments and leisure facilities including an 8-screen cinema and restaurants. Externally, roads were realigned to incorporate bus routes and drop off points. The whole project was designed to create a covered European street with high quality public spaces including a public viewing gallery within the glazed dome. Current visitor numbers have stabilised at circa 16 million visitors per annum.
|Client||Multi Development Corporation|
|Architect||T+T Design / BDP|
|Mechanical & Electrical||BDP|
project value - £165 million
"‘Picking up the urban pattern of streets and spaces, the architects have successfully provided for one of the best new urban spaces in Belfast. The challenge was huge and the design reflects the complexity of the brief, it is more than a shopping centre and it has provided for the sustainable development of the city centre eastwards in an open and refreshing manner. The city has new urban space, which is open, inviting, monumental and architecturally significant’." - Royal Institute of Irish Architects citation – Best retail development.
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