Hanover Quay

Last Update: 1 May 2022 | New Project Added

  • Address: Hanover Quay, Belfast, BT1 3EA
  • Use: Public Realm
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  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
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  • Developer:

    Laganside Corporation

An area of public realm between Queen’s Bridge & Queen Elizabeth Bridge named after the merchant Isaac McCartney’s Hanover Quay which was laid out during the 1710s.

Laganside Corporation submitted a planning application (Z/2000/1537/F) in June 2000 proposing an environmental improvement scheme at land between Queen’s Bridge & Queen Elizabeth Bridge. The application was approved in April 2001.

The public realm scheme was completed during 2001 and included a double sided 4 x 6 metre art installation commissioned as part of Laganside Corporation’s Art Trail. On the east side was a digitally printed ceramic wall mural depicting the ship building industry by artist Clare Mc Comish. On the west side was a ceramic tiled map of the UK and Ireland commissioned by Sustrans. The 14m2 map comprised 156 hand made ceramic tiles depicting the National Cycle Network by artists Marion Tucker and Sue Ford.

The free standing art structure was updated in 2006 to replace the ceramic tiled artwork. The new artwork by Richard McCullough is called ‘Lagan Legacy’.

Work commenced in March 2022 to replace the wooden decking boards and steps at Hanover Quay with natural stone paving.