Belfast Telegraph

Plans for 66 flats on site of Belfast city centre office block

By Margaret Canning

A company led by KFC tycoon and property developer Michael Herbert is planning to knock down a Belfast office building.

Kirk Bryson & Co is in discussions over demolishing Westgate House at 2-4 Queen Street.

In its place it plans to build 66 studio flats and a shop.

A public consultation event ahead of the submission of a planning application will take place at the Ibis Hotel Belfast City Centre next Thursday, where plans will be shared with residents.

Office space on the second floor of the current building is available for let at £10 per square foot.

Last month it emerged that Kirk Bryson is selling off an east Belfast luxury apartment development site and its plans for close to £4m.

The company was to develop a 104-bedroom apartment building at Knocknagoney Road, and won planning permission for the Parklands scheme.

Now, Osborne King is selling the land along with planning permission, as well as existing derelict buildings, for £3.95m.

Kirk Bryson is also planning a 53-home development at a vacant site in the Upper Newtownards Road area of east Belfast.

And a 10-home development at a former Lidl store site on the outskirts of north Belfast, on the Antrim Road, is also in the pipeline for the development company.

Belfast Telegraph

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