Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Go-ahead for new £20m building at Queen's University Belfast

Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan
Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan

Planning permission for a new School of Law and student cafe at Queen's University Belfast has been granted by the Environment Minister.

The application by Queen's – involving an overall expenditure of £20m – is for the main former library tower redevelopment.

The redevelopment will incorporate the partial demolition, remodelling and extension of the former Library Stack, the recladding of the Peter Froggatt Centre and linking the two buildings to the Lanyon Building.

Minister Mark H Durkan said: "This development will boost this area of Belfast.

"It will revitalise and bring back into use the Main Library Stack providing modern appropriate facilities for the School of Law.

"Some 450 construction-related jobs will be generated during the build.

"This is another example of the success of the pre-application discussion process as this scheme has been processed within just six months. What I am about is a stronger environment and a better economy. This decision will help achieve that."

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