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Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast.

Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast.

Consultations
Welcome to our public consultation for our proposed Moxy Hotel at the Nambarrie Building, Belfast. The proposals include the retention of all buildings on the site and a four-storey extension to create the proposed 169 bedroom hotel. Our vision is to create a modern vibrant hotel that adds to and complements the existing offer in Belfast City Centre and which creates life and vitality at the junction of Victoria Street and Waring Street. This event is your chance to have a say and help inform the design of our proposed development before we submit a planning application to Belfast City Council. The closing date for receipt of your comments is 28th February 2021. Nambarrie is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic brands.   The existing building has been on site for around 60…
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Technology and Planning

Technology and Planning

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An article in the August edition of The Planner carried short articles about various technologies currently utilised by the planning profession which have the potential to offer greater advantages to those involved in planning.  Some of those articles are summarised below. VIRTUAL REALITY - VR has great potential and multiple applications for planning and planners and is capable of transforming the way built environments are designed and engaged with by planners, elected representatives and the public.  Its immersive experience allows a more complete interaction with interventions in the built environment and can highlight the parts of a proposal for instance that will be 'invisible' from the public domain.  It is likely to be of greatest impact to those not from a built environment profession who may otherwise struggle to read…
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New data hubs proposed for Lucan site

New data hubs proposed for Lucan site

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American data centre operator EdgeConnex has submitted plans to South Dublin County Council to allow it to build two more data centres at its existing site in Lucan, Dublin. The latest data centre proposal for the city highlights a growing debate between those who believe the facilities are a welcome addition to Ireland's burgeoning tech sector and understand the environmental benefits from the centres and those who highlight the environmental impact because of the large electricity usage. Virginia-based EdgeConnex concentrates on hosting and delivering digital content as close to its end users as possible and has built 25 data centres around the world since 2013, mainly in the US, and it counts Virgin Media and Comcast, as well as Irish industry body Host in Ireland, among its clients and partners.
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UK Chancellor officially calls for Derry City Region Deal

UK Chancellor officially calls for Derry City Region Deal

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The Chancellor formally invited a bid in a move welcomed by Derry City and Strabane District Council. Over the past year the local authority and its partners have done a lot of preparatory work on the business case for a deal.  Chief executive John Kelpie has said: “We have developed a robust, evidence-based Statement of Intent for a city deal based on the currently adopted city and district’s strategic growth plan.” That plan highlighted the development of skills and education with a key focus on the expansion of the Magee Campus of the Ulster University and the integrated development of the North West Regional College.  Also proposed were the development of existing and proposed innovation centres for medicine, cognitive analytics and advanced manufacturing as well as the delivery of new…
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