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Two prime Belfast projects gain approval

Words: Roger Milne
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Two large Belfast city centre projects have been approved by the city council – a scheme comprising a significant amount of new commercial and retail floor space and a residential tower providing 105 flats.

The former scheme involves the demolition of Norwich Union House, close to the home of Primark, to make way for a seven-storey development.

This will comprise 21,435 square metres of floor space on six levels with B1 grade offices over a ground floor composed of retail, café and restaurant units. Underground car parking with 37 spaces is included in the project.

The latter scheme, at Academy Street and Exchange Street, will involve a 16-storey residential building providing a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, café, cycle storage and a roof terrace. The application is an alternative to a previous permission for a 90-unit scheme.

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