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Summary of Projects


Under Construction

  • 53 - 57 Botanic Avenue | 4 floors | Residential | £?m | (FutureBelfast)
  • 66 Great Victoria Street | 11 floors | £20m | Church/Office | (FutureBelfast)
  • 41 - 45 Little Donegall Street | 6 floors | Residential / Retail / Office | £2m | (FutureBelfast)
  • 7 University Terrace | 3/4 floors | Health Surgery | £?m
  • Bank Square | ??sqm | Public Realm | £3m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Dondonald Hospital Phase B | ? floors | Hospital | £232m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Donegall Quay | ??sqm | Public realm | £?m | (FutureBelfast)
  • Lanyon Plaza | 15 floors | Office/Residential | £45m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • One City Quays | 5 floors | Office | £??m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Queen's University Centre for Experimental Medicine | 5 floors | Higher Education | £32m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Queen's University International Student Centre | 3 floors | Higher Education | £??m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Queen's University School of Law | 45m | Higher Education | £??m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Soloist | 5 floors | Office | £17m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • University of Ulster Belfast Campus | 5-10 floors | Higher Education | £250m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Waterfront Hall Extension | 4 floors | Exhibition/Conference Use | £30m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Weavers Court, Unit N | 3 floors / 20,000sqft | Office | £?m | (FutureBelfast)
  • Windsor Park | Stadium (18,000) | £31m | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)

Proposed

  • 151-167 Antrim Road | 4 floors | Residential / retail / pub | £?m | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • 739 Antrim Road | 2 floors | supermarket /café / forecourt | £?m | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • 35 - 55 Bridge End | 8 floors | Residential | £?m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • 48 - 50 Great Victoria Street | 12 floors | Aparthotel/Residential/Commercial | £?m | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • 108 - 110 Great Victoria Street | 15 floors | Hotel | £?m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • 3 Milner Street | 48 apartments | Residential | £m? | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • 16 North Queen Street | 31 houses | Residential | £??m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • 137-141 Ormeau Road | 3 floors | Residential | £?m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • 48 - 52 York Street | 9 floors | Student Accomodation / Retail | £?m | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • Acute Mental Facility, City Hospital | 2 floors | Medical | £20m | Application Submitted
  • Belfast Central Library Redevelopment | 6 floors | Public Library | £30-40m | Design stage | (FutureBelfast)
  • Belfast Cruise Terminal | 2.5 acres | £7m | Proposed | (FutureBelfast)
  • Belfast Streets Ahead Phase 2 | ??sqm | Public Realm | £900,000 | Postponed | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Belfast Streets Ahead Phase 3 | 47,000sqm | Public Realm | £ | Design Phase | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Bombardier Energy Plant | ?? | Industrial | £85m | Application Approved
  • Brunswick Street Tower | 17 floors | Office | Application Approved | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Casement Park | Stadium (38-40,000) | £70m | Application Approved | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Children's Hospital at The Royal | ? floors | Hospital | £250m
  • College Court | 10 floors | Hotel/Office/Retail | £??m | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • C Rise | 11 floors | Office/Retail | £??m | Proposed | (FutureBelfast)
  • G Rise | 13 floors| Residential | £??m| Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • Harland & Wolff Headquarters Building | 5 floors | Hotel and Museum | £20m | Proposed | (Future Belfast)
  • HMS Caroline Museum Project
  • Glenmona Urban Village | 450 houses/hotel/school | Mixed Use | £??m | Application Approved | (SSC Thread)
  • Great Victoria Street Transport Hub | c20 acres | c£100m | Mixed Use | Proposed | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Library Square | ??sqm | Public Realm | £3m | Final Design Stage | (SCC Thread / FutureBelfast )
  • Mark Royal House | 5 floors | Building conversion | £??m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • M Rise | 14 floors| Residential | £3m| Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • Mutual Hotel | 6 floors | Hotel | £12m | Application Approved | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Odyssey Quays | 5-29 floors | Mixed Use | £100m | Application Approved
  • Olympic House Titanic Quarter | 7 floors | Office | £20m | Application Approved | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Primark Extension | 6 floors | Retail | £??m | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Queen's University School of Biological Sciences | 5 floors | Higher Education | £35m | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Regents Gate | 10 floors | Residential/Retail | £?m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • Royal Exchange | 1-6 floors | Mixed Use | £360m | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • S Rise | 16 floors| Residential | £3m| Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • The Lighthouse | 12 floors | Residential | £90m | Application Submitted | (FutureBelfast)
  • Titanic Studios 7-8 | ??sqm | £?m | TV/Film production | Application Approved | (FutureBelfast)
  • Two City Quays | 9 floors | £?m | Office | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • Visteon Housing Village | 240 houses | Residential/Community | £??m | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
  • V Rise | 7 floors| Residential | £3m| Application Approved | (SSC Tread / FutureBelfast)
  • Wellington Park Hotel Redevelopment | ? floors | Hotel | £?m | Application Approved
  • Wellwood Street | 13 floors | Student Accommodation | £ | Application Submitted | (SSC Thread / FutureBelfast)
*Construction expected to commence in 2014




Our thanks to Gary Potter at FutureBelfast for his efforts and links.


This list is not exhaustive and in the process of being compiled
 

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2014 looks to be an exciting year for developments in Belfast, after such a long lull. I've made a start creating a thread to bring together all the current projects in Belfast under construction and proposed. I think it's helpful for non-Belfastians to have an 'at glance' look at what's happening in the city.

I'll be updating the list constantly but if fellow Belfast/NI forumers could contribute by posting updates/info I'd be grateful. I'll add any new links/info/projects to the list.
 

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Thanks, good summary - nice to see some big projects starting up.

What about Brunswick Street Tower? Was it not approved already? And next phase of Streets Ahead? Would be great to see that commence too.
 

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Thanks, good summary - nice to see some big projects starting up.

What about Brunswick Street Tower? Was it not approved already? And next phase of Streets Ahead? Would be great to see that commence too.
Yeah it's approved, just hadn't added it yet.

Streets Ahead Phase 3 won't be starting until 2016, according to FutureBelfast. Bank Square is however under construction and I think we may see work on Library Square this year.
 

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Yeah it's approved, just hadn't added it yet.

Streets Ahead Phase 3 won't be starting until 2016, according to FutureBelfast. Bank Square is however under construction and I think we may see work on Library Square this year.
I had a look around Bank Square last week, nothing had changed except a few concrete bollards had been placed around the area. Has anything actually happened yet?
 

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I had a look around Bank Square last week, nothing had changed except a few concrete bollards had been placed around the area. Has anything actually happened yet?

Been a couple of months since I passed it. Last I seen they were digging trenches so they may have been doing prep work to pipes and utilities before they move ahead with the surface work.
 

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Any ideas about the old Technical College building beside Inst? It's such a large building I can't really see anything other than it being converted into a hotel - no bad thing in that location, linking together the Ibis with Jury's, Fitzwilliam, Europa and then Days in an almost continuous ribbon.
 

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Any ideas about the old Technical College building beside Inst? It's such a large building I can't really see anything other than it being converted into a hotel - no bad thing in that location, linking together the Ibis with Jury's, Fitzwilliam, Europa and then Days in an almost continuous ribbon.
A number of months ago (maybe as long as a year ago) it was reported that it was being purchased by an unnamed hotel group. It all went quiet after that.
 

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Any ideas about the old Technical College building beside Inst? It's such a large building I can't really see anything other than it being converted into a hotel - no bad thing in that location, linking together the Ibis with Jury's, Fitzwilliam, Europa and then Days in an almost continuous ribbon.
I've not heard anything. Although the upswing in the Belfast property market, hospitality/hotel sector and general economy could bring future news. The announcement of the people behind the Galgorm hotel to convert the Scottish Mutual building and the awarding of funding for the Harland & Wolff former HQ may awaken some interest in some of our empty and architecturally significant city centre buildings.
 

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I've not heard anything. Although the upswing in the Belfast property market, hospitality/hotel sector and general economy could bring future news. The announcement of the people behind the Galgorm hotel to convert the Scottish Mutual building and the awarding of funding for the Harland & Wolff former HQ may awaken some interest in some of our empty and architecturally significant city centre buildings.
http://epicdocs.planningni.gov.uk/ShowCaseFile.aspx?appNumber=Z/2011/1039/LBC

Planning documents relating to the change of use to a Hotel for the former BMC site on College Square.
 

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New QUB School of Law application posted.

Queen's University Belfast Main Tower site redevelopment to provide a new School of Law and student cafe/amenity area incorporating the partial demolition extension and remodelling of the former Library Stack the recladding of the Peter Froggatt Centre, the linking of the two buildings to each other and the Lanyon Building, associated landscaping works and revised access arrangements.

http://epicpublic.planningni.gov.uk/PublicAccess/zd/zdApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=MZ2WLOSV30000

They've been working on the Lynn Building (old brick/stone library) for a few months, gutting the interior and carrying out pipe and utility works. That'll become the new Postgraduate centre. I'm looking forward to seeing proposed renders/drawings of the library stack and PFC cladding and link building.
 

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They've been working on the Lynn Building (old brick/stone library) for a few months, gutting the interior and carrying out pipe and utility works. That'll become the new Postgraduate centre. I'm looking forward to seeing proposed renders/drawings of the library stack and PFC cladding and link building.
Very interesting.

I always wondered what would become of the "old new" library, the unloved tower block.

It looks from those elevations that they are going to reduce its height.

It was considered too high in scale for the conservation area. You could see it sticking up behind when you view the classic Queens frontage from the main gates, and I suspect this lower elevation means thats no longer the case.

It also looks like they are going to "close off" the quadrangle by joining this new library to the Peter Fogatt centre.

On the whole I think the scale of the new building looks better.

Don't get me wrong: I like my skyscrapers. But in this case the height detracted from a very beautiful campus.
 

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Nice to see the drawings up. Seems they're reducing the stack height by 8m. Really like the idea of using brick, glass and bronze panels on th PFC, stack and new link. I think this will look fantastic once finished and the enclosing of the quad is a great idea.
 

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They've been working on the Lynn Building (old brick/stone library) for a few months, gutting the interior and carrying out pipe and utility works. That'll become the new Postgraduate centre. I'm looking forward to seeing proposed renders/drawings of the library stack and PFC cladding and link building.
They tendered for another part of the Lynn building just before christmas, £2.4m worth of stone work, internal refurb, drainage issues & general external works
 

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Wasn't aware of this proposal until posted on FutureBelfast. This combined with the public realm work will make this a fantastic, and impressive, resource for the city.


On 17 September 2013 the Culture, Arts and Leisure committee proposed a motion that the Assembly "recognises the economic, cultural, social and educational benefits that a regional library for Northern Ireland would provide; and urges the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to engage with Executive colleagues and other partners to pursue Belfast Central Library's redevelopment plan to create a regional library as part of the overall 'Library Square' project."

The redevelopment proposals for Belfast Central Library are being designed by Todd Architects under the strategic partnership that exists between Libraries NI, Belfast Education & Library Board and Amey FMP. The redeveloped library will be accessed from Library Square and visitors will enter a three storey glazed entrance hall linking the original red sandstone building with a modern extension.



http://www.futurebelfast.com/royal-avenue--central-library.html
 

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*wolf-whistles*

That's a nice addition to Central Library. I was last in there just over a year ago, and I have to say the interior and facilities were a bit of a let-down in comparison to the beautiful exterior.

Let's hope this project involves a refurbishment of the existing interior.
 

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*wolf-whistles*

That's a nice addition to Central Library. I was last in there just over a year ago, and I have to say the interior and facilities were a bit of a let-down in comparison to the beautiful exterior.

Let's hope this project involves a refurbishment of the existing interior.
I found an alternative proposal here - http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Documents/CAL/Committee-Motions/Regional-Library-for-NI/3-Belfast-Central-Library-A-Regional-Library-for-Shared-Future.pdf

 

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Application for a new acute mental facility at the City Hospital was submitted in November 2013

Location: Belfast City Hospital 51 Lisbura Road Belfast (Site bounded by
Coolmore Street and Dunluce Avenue car park of NI Blood Transfusion
Service and Glenview Building) BT9 7AB

Proposal: Demolition of existing hospital/vacant buildings and construction of
replacement acute mental health inpatient facility, car parking, realignment
of access roads and associated operational development.

http://epicdocs.planningni.gov.uk/ShowCaseFile.aspx?appNumber=Z/2013/1333/F

An architectural competition between the six selected teams was held by the NHS Trust and our proposal was selected in 2012 for development between the design team and the Trust. The project has now been submitted for planning permission and a start on site on the building itself is expected in the Autumn of 2014, with a completion in 2016.

The design is extremely unusual in that it eschews the usual ward plan solution of a central corridor arranged into a cruciform off which are found individual bedrooms and at the centre of which are found the various social facilities for the individual wards. By contrast, our plan arranged the five main wards around a garden with bedrooms on three sides of the garden and social facilities on the other. A single sided mostly glazed circulation corridor acts as a quasi cloister, an interesting link back to the monastic early hospital type. Wards are then be placed back to back so that a discreet service route serving two wards together with non-patient facilities can be efficiently co-located. This arrangement of wards focuses patients on the generous garden space at the heart of each ward and this itself becomes a major facility for the patients to use. Another highly unusual feature of the design is that the five wards are accessed by a circular open cloistered courtyard. The entrance to the hospital is more of a “gatehouse” connecting the outside world to this circular court. Patients and visitors pass through this gatehouse and back into the world of the garden before entering their individual ward. It is hoped that the experience of using the hospital by patients, staff and visitors alike will be one dominated by the experience of moving through and around gardens rather than the usual equivalent of moving through endless corridors.

Individual rooms also benefit from having their own pitched roofs and the entire building is serviced by a first floor services zone so that the maintenance of the building can be completely separated from the clinical areas. The wards currently consist of male, female, mixed, psychiatry of old age and a psychiatric intensive care unit. A master-plan for the site has identified a second phase which when complete will see the psychiatry of old age moved and another mixed ward becoming available within the first building. Car-parking sits between the two phases and access to the new hospital is via a second circular court. In addition, there is a discreet entrance for distressed patients and also a service entrance.














 
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