Actor James Nesbitt's Nesbro Limited Development Company Planning To Build Hotel Close To Malone Golf Club On Outskirts Of Belfast
Actor James Nesbitt's Nesbro Limited development company is planning to build a new £5 million luxury hotel close to Malone Golf Club on the outskirts of Belfast.
As reported by The Irish News and The Belfast Telegraph, Nesbro Limited company has notified Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council of its intention to redevelop a former farm in the Co. Down village of Drumbeg into a new hotel called the Drumvale Hotel, which will be situated in a stretch of land along the River Lagan, opposite Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.
The proposal of application notice lodged with the council reportedly outlines a plan to remove and replace a number of derelict buildings at the former farm, and the rural land will subsequently be transformed into a public space with formal gardens, and a brasserie restaurant and a health and well-being spa are also planned for the development.
A public unveiling of the proposal is reportedly expected to take place via virtual meetings on August 30 and 31.
There is reportedly also due to be a consultation phase in the coming months, including engagement with neighbouring residents and businesses.
Planning Consultants Document
A document prepared by planning consultants employed by Nesbro Limited reportedly indicated that background work including preliminary ecological and flood assessments has been ongoing over the last year.
The document reportedly states "The proposal represents a significant capital investment in the local area of approximately £5m.
"There will also be primary employment with new jobs in the hotel and secondary economic benefits via the local supply chain, construction jobs and non-domestic rates.
"Most people have been either unable or unwilling to travel aboard and instead have opted for a 'staycation'. This has resulted in a significant increase in the domestic tourist market in Northern Ireland and has highlighted a lack of quality accommodation."
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