Crumlin Road Courthouse future in spotlight
Consultants have been appointed to study redevelopment opportunities for the Crumlin Road Courthouse, Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has revealed.
Turley Associates have been appointed to start work on a development report on the future of the Belfast site.
The study aims to identify potential uses for the courthouse that are deliverable, sustainable and make a contribution to the regeneration of the area.
The minister said: "Crumlin Road Courthouse is one of Belfast's well-known landmarks and consultants can now look at the building's development potential more closely.
"Although the building is in private ownership, its historical and architectural value means the area's people and the wider public hold a real interest in its future, especially when they have seen the gaol site across the road flourish in recent years.
"Over the next four months the consultants will engage a wide range of stakeholders to produce a report that identifies a model for development."