New site for PRONI and an extra £8million..

When the then-Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Maria Eagle MP, announced in October 2006 that the Department was advertising “for expressions of interest from developers to provide a site, and building for the new offices” of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland [and their 54 km of records – Ed], I noted it and suggested that the investment be used to expand their online archive. Today the now-Minister Edwin Poots announced the site for the new office – the Titanic Quarter [btw archiseek has some images of the proposed Titanic Development]. Interestingly though, and unexplained by today’s statement, is that the cost of the project appears to have risen, since October 2006, from £22million to £30million..