Smithfield Area Belfast
TSA are delighted to be acting on behalf of Bywater Properties and Ashmour on a multimillion pound proposal to reinvigorate a part of Belfast that has received little investment in recent years, with plans for first class office space and new units for independent businesses and retailers. The proposal covers a one and a quarter acre site between Gresham Street and Winetavern Street in the Smithfield area of the city, which is currently being used as a car park.
Outline proposals for the regeneration scheme include a vibrant mix of contemporary office spaces, co-working space and workshops for small, local businesses, as well as significant improvements to the current public realm. Central to the proposal is encouraging small independent businesses, retailers and makers to reinvigorate the streets. If approved, up to 650 construction jobs will be created in the build phase of the project and once completed the proposed office accommodation will have space for up to 1,500 people.
Central to the vision is the co-location of large and small businesses to create a collaborative, open and forward-thinking district in the city, where startup entrepreneurs can build relationships with established SMEs and young professionals working in its Grade A offices.
The 235,000 sq ft scheme is anchored by a 115,000 sqft main office building which will provide first class office space offering 21stcentury floorplates, exceptional design that is sensitive to the historic context, with roof terraces, digital connectivity and high-quality bike, shower and other amenities.