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Revised plans for Belfast's £500m Tribeca project to go on show

An event publicising changes to the outline planning application for the Tribeca development beside Belfast's Cathedral Quarter will begin next Monday. (stock photo)
An event publicising changes to the outline planning application for the Tribeca development beside Belfast's Cathedral Quarter will begin next Monday. (stock photo)
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

An event publicising changes to the outline planning application for the Tribeca development beside Belfast's Cathedral Quarter will begin next Monday.

The public exhibition will be hosted in the former Mackey Opticians on North Street on six days between July 29 until August 7.

And walking tours of the site will also be held in August as developer Castlebrooke Investments publicises what it said were "positive amendments" to the plans.

Changes include bringing North Street Arcade back into use with space designed for independent retailers.

The height of the Grade A office block on the corner of Rosemary Street and North Street, which was initially intended to be 27 storeys, has now been reduced to 10 storeys. However, the company has attracted controversy for the name Tribeca - the name of a district in New York.

According to Castlebrooke, the plans will also show more green spaces, courtyards and residential space, which the company said was in line with the Belfast Agenda.

Tribeca Belfast is a £500m scheme on a 12-acre site beside St Anne's Cathedral bounded by Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Lower Garfield Street and Rosemary Street.

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Refurbishment work is already under way to preserve the listed Garfield and North building.

Architectural design firm Squire and Partners has worked with conservation architects from Consarc Design Group in Belfast on the amendments.

Jonathan Mitchell, director of Castlebrooke Investments, said members of the public will be able to share their views at the event and at a website dedicated to the plans.

"We believe that the changes we have made address many of the areas of concern which have been raised to date and it has been great to see a very positive response to these plans.

"Over the last three weeks we have held a series of meetings with city stakeholders, all of which have helped to shape the vision for the future of the city centre."

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