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December 1, 2008

Victoria Square wins Cannes urban regeneration award

Belfast’s £400m Victoria Square shopping and leisure centre has won an international award for its impact on regenerating the city. It picked up the Urban Regeneration Initiative of the Year title at the MAPIC Eg Retail Awards in Cannes, France The award was presented to the Department for Social Development (DSD) in Northern Ireland, which worked in partnership with Multi Development UK on the development, which opened to the public in March this year. Victoria Square was deemed the winner due to its integration with the urban environment and because it was judged to have the most positive impact on the local society. Margaret Ritchie, Minister for Social Development, said: “I am delighted that my Department and Multi Development UK have won this prestigious award for Northern Ireland. It is a tangible international recognition of the regeneration of Belfast city centre delivered by a strong private and public sector partnership which together has delivered the flagship Victoria Square regeneration scheme.”

Belfast Telegraph

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