Work has begun to fully restore the former Harland & Wolff Headquarters building and Drawing Offices in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.  The iconic buildings, where RMS Titanic and 1,000 other ships were conceived and designed, will include a new boutique hotel and public heritage space.

The development of the four-storey, 84-bedroom hotel is being managed by Titanic Quarter Ltd.  It will be the world’s most authentic Titanic-themed hotel.

Titanic Foundation, with the help of a £4.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise programme, is supporting the restoration of the Drawing Offices.  The scheme, which will include three pavilions, will be publicly accessible for tours, events and exhibitions. Both projects are due to open in 2017, creating 100 new jobs.

For more information, visit: titanic-quarter.com