Translink has revealed the name for the new city neighbourhood surrounding the Belfast Hub.
‘Weavers Cross’ will be situated in the heart of Belfast; an 8 hectare site linking the modern high capacity transport hub with impressive mixed use development proposals.
The £175 million Belfast Hub facility is one of the flagship projects in the NI Programme for Government. The surrounding Weavers Cross neighbourhood offers huge investment potential allowing for over 100,000sqm of commercial space alongside significant residential and amenity space.
Translink drew inspiration from the area’s industrial heritage and geography to create the name ‘Weavers Cross’ which offer a unique identity for this new city neighbourhood; the area was one of Belfast’s linen industry centres and also a key crossing over the Blackstaff River.
Belfast is already attracting multi-national investors and Weavers Cross will enable the city to attract more developers with an attractive and unique investment opportunity. The development will also feature high-quality residential and leisure space within walking distance of three higher education institutions, two hospitals and the city’s vibrant social scene.
A key theme of this project is ‘regeneration through reconnection’ and Weavers Cross represents a new city neighbourhood that brings life to the area’s past, regenerates its present and reimagines its future to benefit the whole community.