Belfast developer unveils aparthotel plans at MIPIM

George Sell By George Sell
1 week ago | Updated 1 week ago

UK: A Belfast property firm has submitted plans for a 14-storey aparthotel in the city centre.

Oaklands Holdings has submitted a planning application to Belfast City Council to demolish the Lyndon Court building at the junction of Queen Street and College Street and develop 184 apartments on the site.

The new high-rise, close to Belfast City Hall, would include a bar and restaurant, meeting rooms, event space and a basement gymn. The planning application, which was submitted within the last two weeks, was officially announced at MIPIM in Cannes.

Gareth Graham of Oakland Holdings said: "We've thoroughly researched the aparthotel concept and provision in other major cities and believe that the business community in particular will welcome this development. Our proposed aparthotel is an ideal project for this site, complementing and enhancing the Queen Street area and providing appropriate leisure space, business space and bed space for the growing business and tourism sectors."

"Increasingly, businesses are choosing to locate in Belfast city centre and we are facilitating that increased investment. This is the message we have brought to MIPIM this week as we continue to seek investment opportunities at home and elsewhere," he added.

A report submitted with the planning application described Lyndon Court as "a disused and empty office space with struggling lower retail units".

Oakland Holdings put the building on the market during 2017 with a £2.5 million asking price, but it failed to sell.

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