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Belfast residential skyscraper looms into view

Words: Roger Milne
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Belfast City Council has granted planning permission for a major residential tower in the heart of the capital.

The redevelopment involves the demolition of an existing building and construction of 178 flats, a gym, three retail units and associated car parking and landscaping on lands at 3-9 Dalton Street. This is subject to completion of the associated section 76 planning agreement.

Developer Patrick Kearney’s company Kilmona Property plans a 17-storey project, close to the River Lagan just east of Belfast city centre, that is expected to top out at just over 54 metres, making it one of the tallest residential towers in the capital.

This move comes 12 years after permission was originally granted for a similar development on the site. The latest version is split into four interconnected blocks. The tallest block will reach 17 storeys, stepping down to two 10-storey blocks. The smallest block will be just five storeys.

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