Cathedral Quarter, Belfast was an ambitious retail-led, mixed-use regeneration initiative for a large part of Belfast city centre. Commissioned by Dutch developers ING Real Estate and William Ewart properties alongside Chapman Taylor Architects, we created a new long-term vision for the Cathedral Quarter.
The team produced a comprehensive masterplan with a robust retain and development strategy, a legible network of vibrant streets and squares that stitched together the historic urban grain and enhanced the unique character of this city quarter. The three new dynamic civic squares would be created namely Writers’ Square, a new setting for the Cathedral and the First Presbyterian Church
The new public realm for the north east quarter would be distinctive within the city and would significantly contribute to the image of Belfast as a retail, commercial, leisure and cultural European destination. An Interpretation and Public Art Strategy, tapered to complement existing strategies, would promote the cultural and historic significance of this part of Belfast city.