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Belfast flat schemes gain approval

Words: Roger Milne
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Proposals for a 10-storey mixed-use development on Dublin Road in Belfast have been approved by the city council.

John Smyth’s Estates’ application was for a scheme with a restaurant on the ground floor and mezzanine floors, as well as 71 flats and a rooftop terrace and balconies.

The development will involve the demolition of two, two-storey buildings.

In a separate move, councillors went against the advice of officials and gave the green light for a project providing 23 flats at College Square North in Belfast. It involves a listed building located within the city centre conservation area. The site forms part of a historic 1830s terrace – the first planned square in Belfast.

The Wilton Group had applied for the change of use and refurbishment of the listed Wilton House building, including alterations to rear and side elevations, as well as the erection of a new-build five-storey residential development with an entrance lobby, courtyard, bin storage and new ramped access off the square.  

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