Weavers Cross will be a high class gateway, well positioned to offer attractive, dynamic and imaginative sustainable mixed use development opportunities for investors and create a fantastic first impression of Belfast as a progressive and confident capital city.
The site under Translink ownership is circa 22 acres. Around 10 acres of this will be available for wider development. This wider site has the potential to become a high quality vibrant and economically successful destination and will be an attractive location for new city office space and living. It is intended that this will be delivered in conjunction with private sector development partner over a number of years.
The design for the wider site is presently at an advanced stage. Through the next phase of planning, the outline masterplan and design will be refined by continuing to listen and learn from the communities and developers to gain meaningful understanding of their aspirations for the area.
The vision and masterplan will interface with Belfast City Council Developments including the Linen Quarter to become an extension of the city centre with a compatible and complementary mix of uses.
The Project has undertaken and is committed to ongoing engagement with local people to ensure that the social impact of regeneration is maximised. A key part of this engagement has been in support of OFMDFM Urban Villages initiative led by the Strategic Investment Board as part of the Northern Irelands Executive’s ‘Together Building a United Community’ (TBUC) strategy.
Weavers Cross and surrounding development sites are seen as a key catalyst within the South Belfast and Grosvenor Road areas to help improve communities and develop thriving spaces. Overall the project will encourage the regeneration of the area, the economic growth of the city and improve connections across the city and region.