New high-rise glass office block planned for centre of NI capital

Permission is being sought for a new nine-storey, 120ft building on Belfast city centre’s Victoria Street.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 7:00 am
An artist's impression of the new building

The new glass building will be beside the Bar Library, and opposite the city’s old Victorian red-brick town hall.

Though the application seeks permission to demolish the existing building, this has already been done.

The site used to be home to a law firm, and many other solicitors’ offices currently line the street.

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Belfast City Council’s planning committee will discuss the matter when it meets on Thursday.

The developers escribe the new building as “comprising a ground floor retail unit together with cycle parking and plant areas, and eight floors of grade A office accommodation”.

Officials have already recommended that permission be granted.

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