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Belfast city centre hotel approved

Words: Roger Milne
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Belfast City Council’s planning committee has backed plans for a 164-bed hotel in the landmark former Nambarrie Tea building in the capital's Cathedral Quarter.

Approval was given after the developer reversed proposals to demolish the building after a request from the local planning authority.

The scheme will involve erecting a three-storey extension to include a new ‘sky bar'. A ground-floor bar-restaurant will also be developed.

The venture will be operated by Moxy, the hotel brand owned by Marriott.

The company bought the property on the corner of Victoria Street and Waring Street for around £2.5 million. It is expected to invest around £20 million in the project, which is located in the Cathedral Conservation Area.

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