Major investment project to reinvigorate Smithfield area of Belfast

Matthew Morrison Planning

A multimillion pound proposal has today been unveiled that aims to reinvigorate a part of Belfast that has received little investment in recent years, with plans for first class office space and new units for independent businesses and retailers. Bywater Properties and Ashmour have launched the consultation on the mixed-use project under the consultation working title Building Blocks. The proposal …

Plans For The Redevelopment Of City Centre Have Been Re-Submitted

Matthew Morrison Planning

A £400 million urban regeneration scheme for central Belfast has been submitted to Belfast City Council following extensive public consultations. The development proposal has taken account of views expressed in the consultations and significant revisions have been made, which will help deliver a new forward-thinking vision for this part of Belfast City Centre. The proposed scheme will deliver a vibrant …

Odyssey Pavilion to be Transformed in £10M Refurbishment

Odyssey Pavilion To Be Transformed In £10M Refurbishment

Andrew Kelly Planning, Uncategorised

Belfast’s Odyssey Pavilion is to undergo a £10 million refurbishment, following the submission of a new planning application, it was announced today. The news comes on the back of planning permission this week for the first phase of redevelopment, which includes a new main entrance to the Odyssey Pavilion, upgrade of public realm and reconfiguration of the existing retail units. …

Bangor’s Royal Hotel Building to be Transformed in £3M Development Plan

Matthew Morrison Planning

Bangor’s iconic Royal Hotel building, which has been derelict for 4 years, has been bought by Expedia Capital, a Northern Ireland development and regeneration company, who plan to turn it into 21 high quality apartments with four ground floor restaurant units. The current frontage of the existing building will be retained, part of the high quality regeneration plan for the …

Northern Ireland’s First Retirement Village Plan to go on Public Display

Matthew Morrison Planning

Plans to develop Northern Ireland’s first dedicated retirement and assisted living village go on public display on 29th and 30th August as part of a consultation process. The owners plan to develop 361 residential units, a medical centre, a nursing home, a spa/wellbeing centre and neighbourhood retail on the site, which is located on lands at 75 Belfast Road. A …

Loughshore Hotel

Loughview Leisure Outlines 2017 Investment Plans

Alastair Luke Planning

Loughview Leisure is embarking on an extensive refurbishment project which will see significant investment being made across its portfolio of hotels in the greater Belfast area. Christopher Kearney, finance director, outlines the company’s plans. This year is going to be an exciting year for our company as we work to finalise renovation works across several of our properties. In total …

Stephen Blaney, Coogan and Co

Strong Belfast Delegation Needed At MIPIM 2017

Alastair Luke Planning

As Belfast showcases what it has to offer on a European stage at MIPIM 2017, Stephen Blaney, design director at Coogan & Co Architects, explains why a strong delegation from the city needs to be there. Belfast left last year’s MIPIM with a new found sense of confidence. This event gave us the confidence to know that the projects we …

Causeway Asset Management

Demand for High Specification Office Space Sparks Investor Interest

Alastair Luke Planning

With office rents now surpassing £20 per sq ft, Causeway Asset Management believes that now is the right time to invest in the Belfast office market. Damian Mitchell, property director, explains why. With its prominent location in Belfast City Centre, Chichester House is just one of a number of properties undergoing redevelopment to transform it into a high specification Grade …

Causeway Asset Management

Sustained Investment and Flexibility Key to Meet Belfast’s Market Demands

Alastair Luke Planning

As asset managers and co-investors, Causeway Asset Management is well placed to recognise and address some of the key challenges facing development projects in Belfast. Damian Mitchell, property director, explores the strengths of the market and the crucial next steps forward. At the moment, Belfast is one of the world’s top destinations for financial services technology investment. The city has …

Causeway Asset Management

Belfast Development Forum Could Provide Boost in Investor Confidence

Alastair Luke Planning

As a multi-disciplinary real estate investment company in Belfast, Causeway Asset Management is involved in some of the city’s key development projects, including Lanyon Central. Property Director Damian Mitchell, explores what needs to happen next to keep the city on the radar of the world’s top investors. Much has changed since MIPIM 2016, particularly when we consider the context we …