Major refurbishment for landmark office building in Belfast city centre
A landmark office building in Belfast City Centre has been granted planning permission to undergo a major refurbishment.
River House, located on High Street in Belfast, has five ground floor commercial units and a 66-space car park to the rear accessed via Waring Street.
Planning permission has been granted for 90,000 sq ft of retail and Grade A office accommodation.
Castleforge Partners purchased the property earlier in 2016 with the intention of refurbishing the space to meet the increasing demand for quality Grade A office space.
The approved application shows plans to enlarge and convert the ground floor retail units to restaurant use and to enlarge the entrance lobby to the offices.
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Further improvements include a dramatic new glazed front facade, replacement windows and the installation of full air-conditioning to the office floors.
McConnell Chartered Surveyors and CBRE are the letting agents for the building.
David Wright, director, CBRE commented:
“River House has been a landmark office building in Belfast for many years and it is a great vote of confidence in Belfast that Castleforge Partners are prepared to invest so heavily in the building to create high specification offices.”
Rory McConnell, director, McConnell Chartered Surveyors added:
“Belfast is still suffering a severe shortage of Grade A office space, and the 90,000 sq ft proposed at River House will be well positioned to satisfy some of the numerous larger space requirements which cannot currently be satisfied.”