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Belfast Waterfront

Investing in a City Waterfront

The Paul Hogarth Company is proud to have played its part in the regeneration of Belfast as the city emerged from conflict in the late 1990s.  A key part of this process was the formation of the urban regeneration company Laganside, which focussed on revitalising the post-industrial landscape along the banks of the River Lagan.

The project has transformed a neglected and unwelcoming area into a thriving and animated one that cherishes its historical built environment

'Custom House Square demonstrates excellent attention to detail and delivers for the people of Belfast, a new space in which they can take considerable civic pride.'

As term appointed Landscape Architects and Urban Designers the practice set about providing the strategic framework for change, before designing and delivering multiple public realm projects. The scale of transformation was substantial, with each project successfully attracting much needed investment and employment into the city.  Custom House Square went from being a dual carriageway and car park to a dynamic civic and events space, complete with dancing fountains.   The nearby alleyways and entries went from being a no-go warehouse district to the Cathedral Quarter – now the city’s go-to destination for nightlife and the arts. And the forgotten slipways at Harland & Wolff continue to be comprehensively developed into the Titanic Quarter and home to Titanic Belfast, voted the world’s leading visitor attraction.


Project Impact.

Inclusive Recognition

Belfast Waterfront
Investing in a City Waterfront
Refer to individual projects
Donegal Quay
ILI Winner of Public Realm Award
Civic Trust Regional Finalist
Custom House Square (CHS)
LI Commendation
Marsh Fountain Society
Belfast Media Group – Contribution to the Regeneration of Belfast
LGN Streetscape Award
ALCI Soft Landscaping
CHS & Cathedral Quarter
Civic Trust Public Realm
Cathedral Quarter Streetscapes
LGN Streetscape
Academy of Urbanism – Great Neighbourhood Award

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