Titanic Signature Project Belfast (pdf) - B-Team Initiative

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Titanic Signature Project Belfast (pdf) - B-Team Initiative

B-Team European DisseminationEvent - Debrecen

‘Meet the new Belfast – hip, historical,happening’ – Lonely Planet‘A world-class city needs a heart full ofculture…and that’s exactly what Belfasthas got!’ – The Observer

Harland & Wolff Belfast

Titanic Belfast Background• Formerly part of Harland and Wolff Shipyard• Titanic Belfast identified by NITB in 2004 as one offive key tourism projects• Titanic Belfast will drive investment of £97m• Creation of a flagship attraction of internationalstature showcasing the Titanic story• Community participation in delivery of the project

Titanic Belfast – Key Facts• Capable of hosting approx. 400,000 visitors per year• 12,000sqm of floor spaceover 5 floors - combinedheight equivalent to a 10-storey building• Expected to create at least 20,000 jobs over the next15 years• To be completed in time for centenary of the Titanicin 2012• Community involvement through public consultationin 2004 - 2006; focus groups; memorandum ofunderstanding


Key Issues• Support the establishment of sustainablecommunities - affordable housing andsocial infrastructure• Maximise the engagement of Belfast’scommunities• Improve mechanisms forcommunications

Banquet Room

Interactive Drawing Room




The MACUniversity of UlsterCampusThe MACSt Anne’sSquareCentral LibrarySt Anne’sCathedralRoyalExchangeCustom HouseSquare

The MACCapital CostsBreakdown£Total Project Cost17, 771, 627Department of Culture, Arts &LeisureArts Council of Northern IrelandLotteryLaganside / DSD10,760, 0004, 250, 000550,000ShortfallRequested BCC support (25%of shortfall)2,211,627552, 906

The MAC• will be six storeys high• two theatres: 350 seat auditorium; 120 seat theatre• three major visual art galleries• dance studio• education, workshop and rehearsal spaces

The MAC – Key Issues• City Centre location• Transformation continues• Funding delays• The MAC influence

‘If you can’t have a goodtime in Belfast, youcan’t have a goodtime’ – Jools Holland (musician)

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