Federation welcomes approval for Belfast Transport Hub

Commenting on the news that the Department for Infrastructure has granted planning approval for the Belfast Transport Hub, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...

“This is a hugely welcome development and will come as a massive confidence boost for the construction industry in Northern Ireland. The Department has been consistently clear about how and when it would seek to use the clarifying legislation passed by Westminster last autumn, with respect to civil servants powers, and this is the positive outcome of that approach. We obviously now hope that other key projects awaiting planning decisions can be advanced in as equally a speedy manner.

“The delivery of this Executive Flagship scheme will bring a much-needed transformation in Northern Ireland’s public transport infrastructure and connectivity and, with its budget in place, it is now critical that the already tendered enabling works begin as soon as practicable to enable the main works to be tendered, awarded and on site before the end of the year.”