Future City Centre Programme
The Future City Centre Programme seeks to address challenges facing the city centre including the emerging retail, tourism and hospitality landscape and the need to reimagine and diversify to future-proof the city centre.
The programme aims to reimagine the city centre by addressing the importance of vitality, the diversification of land, promoting mixed uses, open and green spaces and community infrastructure.
Key programme strands include:
- physical regeneration and environmental improvements
- city centre vitality
- addressing vacancies
- positioning the city to compete
- business support and digital innovation
The programme has been developed from recommendations from the Belfast City Centre Retail Analysis and with city centre businesses, BIDs, Chamber and government agencies.
The Five Cs
The Five Cs project is a public realm scheme which will be delivered by the Department for Communities (DfC) in partnership with Belfast City Council. It will be the first public realm scheme in Belfast to be delivered utilising Developer Contributions agreed through the planning process. The project will enhance surfacing, lighting, landscaping, and street furniture within five city centre streets.
The project includes these areas:
- Chichester Street
- Callender Street
- College Avenue
- College Court
- College Street
Five Cs public consultation
We would like your opinion on the emerging designs which will be refined and submitted for planning approval in early 2021. Public consultation is open until 5pm on 22 December 2020. To view details and give feedback online, go to Five Cs Public Realm consultation (link opens in new window). You can respond under the section 'Have your say'.
You can watch an online presentation about the Five Cs project on 19 November 2020. To register for the presentation, go to the Five Cs events (link opens in a new window).