Architect: Robinson McIlwaine
Type of works: SIEGENIA-AUBI tilt and turn hardware used to create Europe's largest waterfront development.
High performance tilt and turn hardware from SIEGENIA-AUBI has been selected to help create Europes largest waterfront development.
Some of the most innovative and complex engineering projects, including the RMS Titanic, Olympic and SS Canberra, were launched from former shipbuilding land on the banks of Belfasts river Lagan. Over the next two decades, this land will be transformed into the new Titanic Quarter.
The ambitious £5bn project will see the 185-acre site become a maritime quarter with a mile of waterside developments. Work will be completed in phases to create a social and business district comprising apartments, hotels, restaurants, galleries, theatres, parklands and water sports, all within easy reach of Belfast city centre.
Over 1,000 sets of SIEGENIA-AUBI Favorit V hardware are being installed in an apartment block as part of phase one of the project. Designed by Belfast-based architects, Robinson McIlwaine, the apartments offer a high quality specification throughout, from large entrance lobby areas, finished with limestone floors and feature walnut veneered panelling, to generous sized apartments with internal full height doors and a built in entertainment system.
Favorit hardware offers multi-level security along with a range of accessories that enable designers to create bespoke windows. Its concealed hinges give even greater design scope for slim sight lines.
Planning permission for phase two of the development has recently been granted, and SIEGENIA-AUBIs Belfast-based Regional Sales Manager, Robert Bell, is hopeful that the firm will maintain its involvement in the project:
This is a very exciting project for us, he says: The plans for the development are very impressive, work is well underway on the first phase apartments and were just waiting for confirmation of our involvement in future stages of this landmark scheme.
Stephen Miskelly from Robinson McIlwaine says: It is important that the specification of materials for the ARC is of the highest quality. This development forms part of a gateway to Titanic Quarter and therefore quality is a primary requirement
Construction work on the apartments is on schedule, with the first completions anticipated in spring 2009. The development is expected to create at least 25,000 new jobs over the next 15 years.