- Planning approved for 55 serviced apartments
- City centre location
- 5-minute walk to Great Victoria Street Station
- 6-miles to Titanic Belfast
Howard Street is a perfect central location for such a development as it’s situated on a major pedestrian and vehicular traffic route into Belfast City Centre and has several bus stops and other public transport networks within a 1 km walking distance of the application site.
Belfast has been fortunate in seeing a number of listed and non-listed buildings brought back into beneficial economic use. This permission will continue this trend and will help to regenerate this attractive vernacular building and the surrounding area and boost the City’s tourist and night time economy.
The building dates back to 1923 and was occupied by the Presbyterian War Memorial Hostel until the early 1970s. The hostel was extended in 1963 with the construction of Brunswick House, on an adjacent site at Brunswick Street, formerly a linen warehouse.
“We believe the new serviced accommodation development will offer visitors an enhanced experience and stay in Belfast city centre, and will add to the Linen Quarter.”
The Martin Property Group’s plans are for a sympathetic conversion of the upper floors of the building, which were previously used as offices. This proposal is perfect for short-stay, business trips, visitor vacations or short-term lets.
The re-use of the building as short-stay apartments is going to extend the life and vitality of the centre by creating ‘after hours’ activity and help create a 24/7 busy atmosphere in the heart of the city.