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Basic Services Need To “Keep Up” With Current & Projected Developments In Cathedral Quarter Says BID Manager

The manager of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District has called statutory agencies in the city to re-consider the impact of a thriving and growing Cathedral Quarter on baseline service provision. Damien Corr, CQ BID manager, said: “There is a growing feeling among businesses in the cathedral quarter that we may be overlooking the basics...

CQ BID Pledge A Greener, Cleaner Cathedral Quarter By 2026 With Help From Streetdock Initiative

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has shown commitment to its cleaner, greener goals by facilitating key conversations between sustainable businesses and the wider community. One such business the BID is facilitating conversations with is streetdock, a newly launched infrastructure system of micro-hubs that supports and scales the use of low impact vehicles like...

CQ BID CELEBRATES SPONSORSHIP OF WINTER CIRCUS IN WRITERS’ SQUARE

Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District have announced their second year of sponsorship of the award winning circus company Tumble Circus returning to Belfast’s Writers’ Square this Christmas. This year’s sponsorship of the ​​spectacular Winter Circus comes after 2020’s event cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic which undoubtedly had a detrimental effect on the Cathedral Quarter. Cathedral Quarter...

CQ BID & DFI Working To Resolve Vehicular Traffic Issue In Cathedral Quarter

In May 2020 Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon announced a pilot scheme which restricted traffic in the historic cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter. The temporary road closure of Hill Street and Gordon Street was extended until October 31 with local businesses still permitted access as required. Businesses in the area have been divided on the...

Cathedral Quarter BID Celebrates Success Of Street Beat Police Presence In Area

An initiative that saw additional dedicated police officers patrolling Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter has been welcomed as a proven success story by Destination CQ’s manager Damien Corr. The Ballot for the continuation of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is currently open until September 22. In an independent survey carried out in advance of the...

Calling all Cathedral Quarter Businesses: Belfast Business Awards are still open for entries

Destination CQ is delighted to be the sponsors of this year's Best Creative Business category once again in the Belfast Business Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Bank of Ireland UK, were postponed last year due to Covid-19 but with life slowly returning to normal, all Cathedral Quarter business owners are encouraged to enter to...

Cathedral Quarter Business Plan Building On Five Years Of Success

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), Destination CQ, has formally launched its Business Plan for the next five years as it enters balloting on re-establishing the improvement district for a further five years. Damien Corr, Destination CQ manager, said the plan had been produced after extensive research amongst the BID’s levy payers and receiving...

5 of Belfast’s Best Tattoo Studios in the Cathedral Quarter

If you’re looking for new ink or just some inspiration for your next piece look no further than Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, with five premier tattoo studios all located within the heart of the city. Whether you want simple line work, geometry, realism or blackwork, there are many talented artists to suit all styles.  Here are 5...

Have A Look Inside Belfast’s Newest Student Accommodation In The Cathedral Quarter

Are you a student looking for accommodation in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter?  As demand for studying in Belfast continues to grow, more students are flocking into the city and moving closer towards the centre. With the opening of the new Ulster University campus this autumn and up to an additional 15,000 people in the...

5 Cathedral Quarter Hotels Perfect For a City Centre Staycation in Belfast

If you’re thinking of a staycation this year Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter has everything you need to have the perfect experience, from Instagrammable murals to delicious local dishes. With a thriving nightlife, a whole host of arts and culture events and venues and some of the city’s best restaurants you won’t be stuck for something to...