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City Council Approves Henning Larsen Plan for Belfast Waterside Development

Infra News - Published on Thu, 16 Jul 2020

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Scandinavian architecture company Henning Larsen announced that after a year in the planning approval process, its Belfast Waterside development has officially been given the green light by Belfast City Council. The 2.6 hectare site, located on the site of the former Sirocco Works, will transform an area on the east bank of the River Lagan that has been disused for nearly two decades. The scheme places the public at the heart of the development, removing existing boundary walls and improving public access to a long-hidden corner of the city. The project aims to fully activate the potential of the River Lagan creating a year-round vibrant community complete with cultural venues, leisure and retail facilities, 750 homes, hotels and office spaces with a total build-up area of nearly 158,000 square meters.

The scheme rests on a microclimate framework designed to expand the comfortable outdoor season on site from a mere 9 weeks in the year to 25. Building heights step up the further back they are from the river and, coupled with broad façade frontage along the waterfront, guides drafts over the rooftops rather than through the streets.

As the city starts to reopen and begin its journey to recovery from COVID19, the development of Belfast’s Waterside will mark a significant step forward in Belfast’s regeneration. The Belfast Waterside development will transform a key site which has been out of use since 1999 – providing new space for city center living and high quality office space, as well as much needed affordable housing units, ensuring it becomes a place for everyone.”

Swinford Sirocco Limited, a development group privately owned by Vanguard Real Estate, is developing the project.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 16 Jul 2020
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