The Waterside

Planning Approval Granted for Phase 1 - Grade A Offices

Responding to the decision by Belfast City Council’s planning committee to grant planning permission for the 250,000 square feet Grade A office development at Belfast Waterside, Jim Osborne, Director for Vanguard Real Estate said: “We are delighted by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee unanimous decision to approve our proposals for Grade A offices at Belfast Waterside. This decision reflects months of hard work undertaken by the Belfast City Council Planning Department, and illustrates that the city is ready and open for doing business on a global scale. I’d like to thank the entire Belfast City Council team for ensuring this decision could be taken quickly by the planning committee, to enable development.

“The offices approved by Committee will help the city achieve its long term ambitions to attract new jobs from global companies who are choosing to invest in Belfast because of its talent, quality of life, and will support its growing prosperity. This scheme alone will provide approximately 2,500 jobs when complete – but it is only the beginning of our comprehensive vision for Belfast Waterside, which will deliver a mix of office space, city centre homes, a hotel, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, and high quality public spaces.”

“We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with Belfast City Council, its elected representatives and the city’s community, as we progress further planning applications and investment in the city.”