The first images of Castlebrooke Investment’s plans for the listed building on Garfield Street, to be named Garfield & North, were revealed today at a special event organised by Colliers Residential.
The building, which is one of the most unique listed buildings in the city centre, corners Garfield Street and North Street.
The investment by Castlebrooke will protect and regenerate the existing structure and create 24 luxury apartments and duplex apartments with a range of high quality retail and café units at street level.
Estelle Hunt, director at Castlebrooke Investments, said: “We have been looking forward to revealing some of the specific plans we have for the listed buildings on our site for some time. Garfield & North will bring an exceptionally high standard of living to the heart of Belfast at a time when demand is growing. “We have already started work to protect and preserve this listed building. We will be undertaking a sensitive regeneration project which will bring one of Belfast’s most treasured built heritage assets back into use.”
Aaron Russell, director of residential at Colliers International, said: “Our mid-Autumn residential report, which launched today, revealed an under developed city centre residential market in Belfast when compared to other cities of a similar size across the UK and Europe. Demand for city centre living is increasing at a fast pace, driven by young people who want proximity to gyms, restaurants, bars and shops with shorter commute times to high skilled and high paying office jobs.
“There is a challenge to meet this demand in Belfast and developments like Garfield & North by Castlebrooke Investments will play an important part in the evolution of the city centre in the years to come.” Read more