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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

DSD Launch BT1 Gateway Belfast Development Proposal

The Department for Social Development is seeking public comment for a key gateway site to Belfast city centre - BT1 Gateway. The 1.2 acre site is located at the junction of Carrick Hill and North Street and entirely within public ownership.

BT1 Gateway. Credit: DSD.


In 2010 Benoy Architects, Peter Brett Associates and Drivers Jonas Deloitte began developing a regeneration proposal for the site.

The preferred development option suggests a mixed use development, comprising a convenience foodstore, hotel and undercroft car parking. These uses reflect market analysis and a stakeholder consultation process with a focus on commercial attractiveness, local employment opportunities and reconnecting with North Street and the Shankill.

Location of the BT1 Gateway site. Credit: DSD.

DSD invite feedback on the proposals via email at BT1@dsdni.gov.uk. The closing date for comments is 22nd February 2013. Following completion of the public consultation process DSD will issue a Development Brief to the market.

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