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Application submitted for £250m Belfast children’s hospital

Words: Roger Milne
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A detailed planning application has been submitted for a new £250 million children’s hospital in west Belfast.

The development, which will be located at the Royal Victoria Hospital complex, will require the demolition of the existing Bostock House.

The hospital will have a total floor area of around 53,878 square metres over 10 floors with provision for rooftop plant.

And it is set to feature a green façade. According to the scheme’s access and design statement, “the new building brings together regional paediatric facilities for Northern Ireland in a state-of-the-art healthcare facility”.

The statement adds: “The design for the new hospital aims to provide a landmark building which is instantly recognisable and distinctive with a fun, attractive appearance.”

The site extends across 2.3 hectares and is close to Grosvenor Road and the Falls Road, around one kilometre from the city centre. The applicant is the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

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