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Look inside former Belfast bank as transformation plan sets ball rolling on £1bn City Deal

Listed building’s transformation into £100m visitor attraction is flagship project of scheme

An Art Deco-era building in Belfast which was once a Bank of Ireland branch is to be transformed into a £100m visitor attraction with funds from the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD).

Belfast City Council will on Friday give more detail on its acquisition of the listed Royal Avenue building and its 4,000 sq m site, which has been derelict since the mid-2000s, and its plans to turn it into a new attraction, Belfast Stories.