A major planning application for 80 apartments on the site at 721-739 Lisburn Road, Belfast has been submitted to Belfast City Council.
The proposal, designed by Like Architects on behalf of Galgorm Properties, represents an investment of £12 million and includes apartments across three blocks, six retail units with frontage onto the Lisburn Road, communal court yards, a gym and car parking. During the construction phase it is estimated that 50 jobs will be created.
The proposed scheme will provide homes on for a variety of needs through including a mixture of one, two and three bed apartments. It has been designed to meet the requirements of Belfast City Council’s ‘Belfast Agenda 2035’ to bring more residents into the city. All current tenants on the site have been kept informed on the proposed scheme as it is moving forward. Some of the existing tenants will remain, with others moving on, depending on their requirements.
Michael Martin, Director of Like Architects said;
“Like Architects are pleased to have worked as part of the development team for this high quality residential scheme on the Lisburn Road. This will deliver much needed homes on one of Belfast’s main arterial routes as well as retail units on the ground floor with recessed areas which can be utilised as outdoor seating / activity space on the ground floor. We worked with the development team to carry out an extensive consultation process with the local community and elected representatives to fully inform them of our plans prior to submission of this application.”