Restoration of The Bank Buildings

Bank Buildings restoration plans - Meeting for businesses

Turley are proposing and consulting on plans to restore a landmark and one of Belfast’s most iconic heritage assets. The devastating fire of 2018 destroyed the Bank Buildings and resulted in months of efforts to secure the building, and save the historic structure from collapse.

Primark is now seeking to restore the building to its former grandeur, by bringing forward plans to renew one of the city’s most coveted assets.

A dedicated meeting for neighbouring local retailers/businesses will take place on the June 19th 2019 from 7pm – 8:30pm at Primark’s Castle Street store. The purpose of this meeting is to share proposed plans for the reconstruction of the Bank Buildings and to hear feedback from the neighbouring local retailers/businesses.

Advance registration is required to attend this meeting. To notify Turley of your attendance please email thebankbuildings@turley.co.uk, and you will receive a confirmation of your registration.

As you are aware, the plan is to restore the Bank Buildings – one of Belfast’s most iconic heritage assets. The devastating fire of August 2018 significantly damaged the Bank Buildings and a retention system has been put in place to secure the building and reduce the cordon.

Primark has recently submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Belfast City Council outlining the proposed plans for the reconstruction of this strategically important location in Belfast’s city centre. Planning permission is required in order for Primark to start the reconstructive work and to complete the Bank Buildings extension to its existing store in Commonwealth House, Castle Street. Upon completion, these plans will make a major contribution to revitalising the city centre economy.

Turley have now entered the pre-application community consultation (PACC) phase, prior to submission of a planning application Belfast City Council in August. In addition to the meeting, and as part of this consultation process, Primark will be organising two public information events at Primark’s Castle Street store. The first meeting is on June 20th 2019 from 3pm-8pm and the second is on June 25th 2019 from 11am-4pm.

These events will allow Turley to provide more detailed information on the proposals as well as allowing members of the public to submit any feedback on the plans.
For more information on restoration of the Bank Buildings, Belfast please visit: https://www.thebankbuildings.co.uk/