Built Environment Networking Blog: Northern Ireland News

£1.6bn investment strategy across Northern Ireland unveiled

A long-awaited new investment strategy for Northern Ireland will inject around £1.6bn a year in key infrastructure for the region, it’s been revealed. First Minister Paul Givan and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have published the Executive’s new draft Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland. The plans sets out a funding and planning model for investment […]

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£100m housing investment for Antrim Town approved

Antrim and Newtownabbey borough Council has approved plans for a major housing expansion in Antrim Town, which will see a total investment of £100m and the creation of up to 100 new jobs. The reserved matters application will see 525 new homes, six local shops, public spaces and a play park being built along the […]

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£150m redevelopment of the Enkalon Business Park in Antrim

Plans for the site near The Junction retail park have been submitted by Errigal Group who bought the industrial estate in 2019. At present, the space is being leased to tenants for warehousing, distribution and showroom. Since it’s purchase, the company has conducted £2m worth of upgrade works. It’s envisioned that the project will consist […]

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£16.2 Million Boost for Newry City Park Development

In a major boost for urban regeneration, Newry City Park has secured a £16.2 million funding injection. This development marks a significant milestone for one of Newry’s most ambitious urban rejuvenation projects. The approval of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Outline Business Case (OBC) by the Department for Communities, coupled with the issuance of […]

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Alterity Investments acquires prime retail sites in Belfast City Centre

Alterity Investments has acquired three prominent sites in Belfast city centre which are home to some of the UK and Ireland’s best known retail brands. Alterity has purchased the adjoining Mayfair Building, Arthur Chambers and State Buildings, listed buildings which have frontages on to Cornmarket / Arthur Square, Arthur Street and William Street South. The […]

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Andras House acquire Belfast’s ETAP hotel investment

A prominent investment property on Belfast’s Dublin Road, comprising the 146 bed ETAP Hotel, has been sold by CBRE Northern Ireland together with CBRE Hotels Dublin to Belfast’s largest hotel group, Andras House for £7.35 million. The group’s existing portfolio includes Crowne Plaza Belfast; Hampton by Hilton; Ibis Coleraine Riverside; Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre; […]

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Ballymena retail park sold to local investor

Phase 2, Braidwater Retail Park in Ballymena has been sold to a local investor for an undisclosed sum. The 93,000 sq ft asset which has tenants including The Range, Harry Corry and Smyths Toys has been purchased by Magmel (Ballymena) Ltd. Commenting on the deal, Andrew Coggins, Senior Director at selling agents CBRE NI said: […]

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Council Unveils £630 Million Development Opportunity, Seeks Partners for Housing-Led City Regeneration

Belfast City Council has launched a substantial venture, opening doors for a development opportunity valued at over £630 million, and is now in search of a proficient long-term partner to spearhead multi-site, residential-led, mixed-use developments across the city. This initiative aligns with the ambitious Belfast Agenda, aiming to accommodate an additional 66,000 residents by 2035 […]

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Derry City and Strabane District Council Seeks Public Input on Newtownstewart Town Centre’s Future

The Derry City and Strabane District Council has initiated a public consultation to gather insights and opinions on the proposed Newtownstewart Town Centre Regeneration Framework. Starting today, the four-week consultation is accessible via the Council’s website, inviting feedback from residents, local businesses, and community stakeholders on the draft framework. This draft document outlines strategies for […]

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Green light for 778-home scheme in Belfast

Watkin Jones and Lacuna Developments to build scheme as part of 5,000-home regeneration project Belfast City Council has granted permission for a 778-home development as part of the 5,000-home Titanic Quarter regeneration project. The plans, by build-to-rent and student housing specialist Watkin Jones and Lacuna Developments, were approved at a meeting last Thursday. The Loft […]

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Loft Lines forward funded with L&G and Clanmil Housing Association

Watkin Jones, the UK’s leading developer and manager of residential for rent, in partnership with Lacuna Developments, announces that it has exchanged contracts with L&G and Clanmil Housing Association to forward fund the new urban residential community, Loft Lines, at Titanic Quarter in Belfast. The agreed fundings amounting to c.£155 million of a wider c.£175 […]

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