Approval granted for landmark apartment development on Ormeau Road

CGI view of the proposed new development from Ormeau Road

A MAJOR planning application for 57 apartments on the site of the former PSNI station on Belfast's Ormeau Road has been approved by Belfast City Council's planning committee.

The proposal represents an investment of £12 million and includes apartments across two blocks, three retail units with frontage on to the Ormeau Road, a communal court yard and underground car parking.

The proposal will see the removal of the derelict police station to provide a high-quality mixed-use scheme on a brownfield site.

During the construction phase it is estimated that 50 jobs will be created.

Michael Martin, director of Like Architects, said: “This high quality residential scheme will deliver much needed homes on one of Belfast’s main arterial routes.

"The scheme will replace a derelict site with a high quality living environment.

"The building, which fronts on to the Ormeau Road, has been designed to represent a modern interpretation of the traditional Belfast red brick terrace and will have active frontage on to the road.

"We worked with the development team to carry out an extensive consultation process which was praised by local elected representatives.”

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