If that's true, what the hell are the council doing. The Bank Buildings LBC flew through the approval process, which is fair enough given the nature of the problem but the Garfield buildings are currently a shell with no roof. They need to get a move on and allow work to start asap.That's because the new Listed Building Consent has not been approved yet. Can't do anything until it's approved.
It was submitted and wrongly reported as approved by Ulster Business. Currently at 'Pre Decision Resolution of Issues' phase - http://epicpublic.planningni.gov.uk...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PF1HNSSV30000Could have sworn listed building consent was given for the Garfield Buildings last year and also the demolition of the buildings on the corner of Royal Avenue.
As far as I know Castlebrooke haven't even issued construction tenders for any of this.
The Tribeca Twitter page tweeted on the 1st February that they have commenced refurbishment to the heritage building at Garfield and North. Hopefully we can see some nice progress on it over the next while.Shocking how run down and miserable Royal Avenue has become recently. Hoping we can see some progress on Phase 1a and then get streets ahead going.
It's a shame they never progressed with Streets Ahead or refurbishing some of the nice old buildings, e.g., former JJB store, the building on Royal Ave/North St, the bank of Ireland, etc.Shocking how run down and miserable Royal Avenue has become recently. Hoping we can see some progress on Phase 1a and then get streets ahead going.
The JJB store isn't actually old, was built in 1994.It's a shame they never progressed with Streets Ahead or refurbishing some of the nice old buildings, e.g., former JJB store, the building on Royal Ave/North St, the bank of Ireland, etc.
In fairness, those are large bespoke windows, they can't be pulled off the shelf so to speak. I'm sure they're not going to leave it as a shattered mess, it's a health and safety issue.Also, I see the 'broken windows theory' is literally occurring on Donegall Street at the 4 Corners/Premier Inn. They don't seem to care much about the appearance of their hotel - graffiti and signs falling off the front and now the broken window - great first impression for guests arriving!
No, not thus far anyway. It’s part of the proposed 3rd phase of the Tribeca project.Whatever happened to the 91m Royal Exchange Tower? Has it been scrapped in the Tribeca development?