7 December 2018

Two major Ormeau Road developments look set for planning green light


Two major developments on south Belfast’s Ormeau Road are likely to be granted planning approval this Tuesday.

City council officials have already recommended green-lighting a proposal to demolish the former Ballynafeigh PSNI station to make way for a modern apartment complex.

Cromac Quay Ltd’s £12m bid for a six-storey office block at the Gasworks end of the Ormeau Road has also been offered the thumbs up from planners.

Both plans look set to be granted official approval at the city council’s planning committee on Tuesday.

The Gasworks project, will add another 9,000 sq m of office space to the business park and also includes a ground-floor coffee shop.

Cromac Quay said in its bid that the new waterside building would create hundreds of office jobs and a number of short-term roles in construction.

Knockburn Ltd’s plan involves building two blocks, containing 59 apartments, as well as building three ground-floor units – set up for a cafe, restaurant or a retail unit – a communal courtyard and 75 basement parking spaces.

The site, which was put on the market with a £900,000 asking price, was snapped up by Co Tyrone developer Padraig Drayne’s company in 2016.

Planners said: “The proposal will provide a high-quality mixed-use scheme on a brownfield site currently occupied by a derelict police station in a state of significant disrepair.


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