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New 55-apartment development planned for Belfast


New 55-apartment development planned for Belfast

New 55-apartment development planned for Belfast

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New 55-apartment development planned for Belfast

A new 55-apartment development could be built in Belfast amid fresh plans, it can be revealed.

Early plans will see an existing commercial warehouse building knocked down at Gaffikin Street, to make way for the one and two-bedroom apartment scheme.

However, developers say that the ongoing restrictions over non-essential work amid the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on timescales.

The building is being developed by Hagan Homes, which is rolling out an ambitious plan to construct 2,000 new properties over the next decade.

Jim Burke, director of sales and acquisitions, Hagan Homes, told Ulster Business:

“In line with Hagan Homes’ ambitious 10-year plan to build 2,000 new homes, invest over £300m and create hundreds of jobs in the local construction sector, the company has initiated the development process for its site at Gaffikin Street, Belfast.

“Hagan Homes has lodged a pre application notice with planners for the demolition of the existing building and the subsequent construction of 55 one-bedroom (approx 450 sq ft) and two-bedroom (approx 650 sq ft) apartments, associated development works and landscaping.

“The current restrictions that are in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic are likely to have an impact on timescales linked to the various stages of the planning process, however, information will be placed in the public domain in line with all requirements as the project progresses.”