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Green light for Smithfield regeneration scheme in Belfast

Words: Roger Milne
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Belfast City Council has approved the major regeneration of the Smithfield Market area, one of the more neglected parts of the centre of Belfast.

Developed by Bywater and Ashmour, the outline proposals involve the regeneration of a vacant surface level car park, as well as the refurbishment of existing listed Butchers buildings, on land bounded by Winetavern Street, Gresham Street and North Street.

Also included in the office and retail mixed-use scheme are two new interlocked L-shaped buildings, varying in height between three and nine-storeys. The buildings will provide basement level car parking, ground floor retail / restaurant / coffee shop / workspace uses with Grade A and SME office space above.

New pedestrian accesses will be created from Gresham and Winetaver Street.

The £60 million development will also provide associated public realm and landscaping as part of  a 19,200 square metre scheme.

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