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Presumably the only reason we got that carbuncle and not something more like the NCP in Manchester (shown above) is because the owner was only motivated by money i.e. this option is the cheapest to construct and so maximises profit?
When the developer is Christoper McCausland of ValueCab you can understand why we got this shite.

It baffles me though how it cost £20m. There’s no way in hell that bunker cost that much.The fact the money came from the NI Investment Fund is something I’m very curious about.
 

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Lolz, do you think if member of the public complained before it was approved it would have made the slightest bit of difference? Unless you can protest it on legal grounds your opinion about its shit appearance means f all when it comes to planning.
 

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Fantastic news.

After seeing the round of updates on FutureBelfast, not only is the previous proposal to redevelop the Boots building on Donegall Place, including improved facades, gone- the current plan is to retain the building, including the existing facades, and only focusing on the section on Donegall Place. And dump a few extra ugly floors on top for good measure.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


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Classic Belfast. You get teased in with something half decent... and then get served up a load of old dung.
 

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Fantastic news.

After seeing the round of updates on FutureBelfast, not only is the previous proposal to redevelop the Boots building on Donegall Place, including improved facades, gone- the current plan is to retain the building, including the existing facades, and only focusing on the section on Donegall Place. And dump a few extra ugly floors on top for good measure.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


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by hypnotoad24, on Flickr

Website here.

Brochure here.

Classic Belfast. You get teased in with something half decent... and then get served up a load of old dung.
Looks out of place, it’s like they want to complement the boots logo more than the surrounding buildings.
 

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This is yet another reflection of the North's poor economic condition. When the economy is unable to generate real wealth, or jobs, or growth, how do you expect developers to spend money improving the look of a building?
 

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I'd say the investigation and legalities took a long time to resolve. I'm assuming the buildings insurer had to pay out but they will prob want to claim off the insurance company for the idiots performing the restoration work on the roof if they where the ones at fault. I'm just glad work is progressing.
 
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