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Planning permission granted for further hotel developments in Belfast

Hotel at City QuaysBelfast City Council’s Planning Committee has granted permission to another new hotel development – this time in the City Quays area of the city.

The 188-bedroom hotel by applicant, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, will be located on the east side of the River Lagan across from the Odyssey complex and the Titanic Quarter.  The site was last used as part of the former Seacat ferry terminal.

The Planning Committee, which met last night, also gave approval to a planning application for a six storey rear extension to Jury’s Hotel in Great Victoria Street which will provide 80 additional bedrooms, an office suite and car parking.

The hotel planning applications follow a number of others granted approval in recent months by the Committee.

These include planning permission for a new 63-bedroom hotel at the former War Memorial building in Waring Street; a 179-bedroom new build hotel in Hope Street; hotels at the former Harland and Wolff headquarters building in Bedford Street and at the former Belfast Metropolitan College campus in Brunswick Street as well as the ‘Grand Central’ hotel in the former Windsor House in Bedford Street.

The Planning Committee last night also gave approval to a planning application for a new purpose-built managed student accommodation development on the Dublin Road with 156 bedrooms.

Permission was also given to an application for the demolition of an existing building at York Street to make way for a 12 storey mixed-use building with 407 student accommodation rooms.

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