Castlebrooke Investments recently revealed a series of positive amendments to the outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast and launched a voluntary ten week public consultation process ahead of the submission of the proposal in Autumn 2019.
It has also been announced that a new world-class architectural design firm has been appointed to work on the amended proposals. Award-winning Squire & Partners has extensive global experience of successful mixed-use, regeneration projects which have included Southbank Place, Chelsea Barracks, The Broadway and the Warwick Road masterplan. The team from Squire & Partners will work alongside conservation architects from Belfast-based Consarc Design Group.
Tribeca Belfast is a £500m urban regeneration scheme on a 12-acre site located beside St Anne’s Cathedral bounded by Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Lower Garfield Street and Rosemary Street. Sensitive refurbishment work is already underway to preserve the listed Garfield & North building on Lower Garfield Street.
In the plans revealed over the summer, Castlebrooke Investments has committed to bringing North Street Arcade back into use in a new format, with space designed for independent retailers.
The height of the Grade A office block on the corner of Rosemary Street and North Street, which was initially intended to be 27 storeys, has now been reduced to 10 storeys. There is also an increased allowance for green spaces, courtyards and residential space in line with the Belfast Agenda.
After careful review it has been determined that a greater number of historic streetscape on original buildings in the area can also be retained.