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Encyclopedia > Belfast City Centre

Belfast City Centre is the main commercial and business district in Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


The City Centre was originally centred around the Donegall Street area. Donegall Street is now mainly a business area, but with expanding residential and entertainment development as part of the "Cathedral Quarter" scheme - Belfast's Anglican cathedral (St Anne's) is located here. The Catholic cathedral St. Peter's is located a little to the west of the city centre. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... St. ...


Two of Belfast's three main newspapers - The Belfast Telegraph and The Irish News are also located nearby. The News Letter, which claims to be the oldest continually published English language daily newspaper still in existence, was originally located in the area. The Belfast Telegraph is a daily evening newspaper published in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Independent News and Media. ... The Irish News is the only quality newspaper published in Northern Ireland. ... The News Letter is one of Northern Irelands main daily newspapers, published Monday to Saturday. ...


The City Centre is now centred on Donegall Place (facing the City Hall), Royal Avenue and High Street. Donegall Place is a square in the centre of Belfast. ...


Redevelopment

Over the past decade the City Centre has seen expansive redevelopment.


The Laganside Development includes the landmark Waterfront Hall, BT Tower, Hilton Hotel, Odyssey Complex and various riverside apartment complexes. The Laganside Corporation is a public body formed by the Laganside Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 with the goal of regenerating large sections of land in Greater Belfast, Northern Ireland adjacent to the River Lagan. ... The Waterfront Hall The Auditorium Waterfront Hall is concert hall and exhibition centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... BT Group plc (which trades as just BT, and is commonly known as, British Telecom or British Telecommunications) is the privatised former British state telecommunications operator. ... Entrance of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hilton Hotel viewed from Wilshire Boulvard Hilton is a brand of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills, California. ... For other uses see Odyssey (disambiguation) The Odyssey is a large sports and entertainment centre in the city of Belfast. ...


The Gasworks Business Park is owned by Belfast City Council and managed by the Councils Estates Management Unit. The site contains commercial offices, call centres, small business units, housing, cafés & restaurants, the Radisson Hotel and an award winning public landscaped park. The Gasworks has been internationally recognised as a key example of brownfield regeneration in Europe and has won numerous awards in relation to all aspects of its development. The initial phase is now almost complete and the City Council are currently preparing a master plan in preparation for the commencement of Phase II development. Belfast City Council is the largest local council serving the largest city in Northern Ireland which has a population of 277,391. ... A very large collections call center in Lakeland, FL. A call centre or call center (see spelling differences) is a centralized office used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. ... Radisson is the name of a hotel chain. ... Examples of brownfields that were redeveloped into productive properties Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contaminations. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


Due for completion in 2008, the Victoria Square development is the largest commercial construction project currently ongoing in Europe. Once finished it will house apartments, bars, restaurants and shops including H&M and House of Fraser. H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M), is a Swedish clothing company, known for their inexpensive and fashionable clothing offerings. ... House of Fraser is a British department store group with around 60 stores across the country, at one time including Harrods of London. ...


In March 2006, the government gave the go-ahead for a £300m regeneration of a run-down part of Belfast city centre, in the Cathedral Quarter, which could create up to 2,000 jobs. Plans include a new shopping centre, anchored by a department store. The project will not be completed until 2011. It is estimated that 1,000 people will help build the development and 2,000 will be employed there. The Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an area roughly situated between Royal Avenue and the Dunbar Link in the city centre. ...


Notable buildings

The Albert Memorial Clock is a tall clock tower situated at Queens Square, Belfast, in Northern Ireland. ... Bittles Bar is a bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland located on Victoria Street at the former Victoria Square in the city centre. ... Belfast City Hall Belfast City Hall is the civic building of the Belfast City Council. ... The Crown Liquor Saloon The Crown Liquor Saloon is a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The Linenhall Library is situated in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... McHughs Bar McHughs Bar is a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... View of the building from Waring Street. ... The Obel Tower is a building currently under construction in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, commonly known as Inst. ... The Parish Church of Saint George, Belfast, more commonly known as St. ... St Georges Market is the last surviving Victorian covered market in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The Ulster Hall The Ulster Hall is a concert hall and grade B1 listed building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The Waterfront Hall The Auditorium Waterfront Hall is concert hall and exhibition centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Windsor House is a high-rise office building in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. ...

See also


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Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2432 words)
The city is situated at the south-western end of Belfast Lough, a long natural inlet ideal for the shipping trade that made the city famous, and near the mouth of the River Lagan.
To the north of Belfast are the Glens of Antrim in County Antrim, and to the south, the Castlereagh Hills in County Down.
Ravenhill - centred on the Ravenhill Road and lying to the south of the city centre.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Belfast (1396 words)
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is the largest city in and capital of both Northern Ireland and Ulster, and the second largest city in Ireland.
To the north of Belfast are the Antrim Hills in County Antrim, and to the south, the Castlereagh Hills in County Down.
Belfast became the centre of Irish Protestantism, and in 1922 it was declared the capital of Northern Ireland after Ireland was partitioned into Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State (later to become the Republic of Ireland, when it withdrew from the British Commonwealth in 1949).
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