Belfast Telegraph

Cafe and shop could open at Harbour office

By John Mulgrew

One of Belfast Harbour's major office developments looks set to get a new mixed-use cafe and retail business.

The City Quays 2 building, which is almost completed, will soon play host to UTV and Tullett Prebon, among other businesses currently going through legal processes.

According to newly revealed plans, the large ground floor is could become a shop and hot food bar.

Belfast Harbour is understood to be in the early stages of discussions with a developer which could take on the entire ground floor unit.

Plans show the "amalgamation of ground floor coffee shop and office to single unit and change of use to retail unit with associated hot food bar for the sale of hot food and drink for consumption on the premises and for distribution off the premises".

Work on a third, 17-storey City Quays building is scheduled to start next year.

In an interview with this newspaper in October, Belfast Harbour chief executive Roy Adair - who oversees the port and a development business worth £400m - said that while "there could be border difficulties" with Brexit, the organisation was ready to cope with the complexities of leaving the EU.

Mr Adair is stepping down from the role next year.

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