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£55 million Belfast office development given green light

20 Sep 2016
Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee has this evening (Tuesday) agreed an application for a major office development at East Bridge Street.

It will provide investment of £55 million and help to meet the significant demand for Grade A office space in the city centre. It also has the potential to create 2,500 jobs.

Councillor Peter Johnston, Chair of the Planning Committee said: “This development will regenerate a city centre brownfield site, provide much needed investment for the area and create a street with retail units which will enhance the vitality and viability of the neighbouring Tunnels community project by increasing footfall".

“The quality of public space will be improved with the creation of a central landscaped plaza which will be accessed from Stewart Street and East Bridge Street. This kind of development is vital in helping to transform Belfast and attracting further investment.”

Planning permission was also granted for a building on the junction of the Westlink and Divis Street to house Raidio Fáilte’s Irish language broadcast, training, recording, archiving and community facilities, and for the construction of a new building to facilitate community group activities to the rear of properties along Ava Avenue, Delhi Parade and Haywood Drive, off the Ormeau Road in south Belfast.

The Planning Committee gave the green light as well to the construction of a temporary inflatable exhibition space on Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter.

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