Plans To Transform Belfast's Former BHS Building Into Hospitality, Leisure And Retail Venue Revealed
Plans to transform the former British Home Stores (BHS) building in Belfast city centre, which links Castle Lane with Castle Place and Cornmarket, into a hospitality, leisure and retail venue have been revealed.
As reported by The Irish News, the building's new owner, Alterity Investments, has notified Belfast City Council of its plans to continue to operate retail units on the buildings ground floor will remain retail units and redevelop the upper levels for a mixture of hospitality and leisure uses, including a rooftop terrace bar/restaurant.
Alterity Investments, which also owns a number of surrounding buildings, is reportedly also proposing a regeneration programme for Castle Arcade, removing part of the building that covers the entry and erecting a new oversail section.
Alterity Investments Statement
The Irish News quotes Alterity Investments as saying in a document, "The building provides opportunities to regenerate the commercial and retail vibrancy of this critical section of the city.
"The proposal seeks to maintain and strengthen the distinctive position of Belfast city centre to enable it to perform its role as the primary shopping centre of the region to promote a sustainable, vital and vibrant city centre."
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