The Waterside

Planning Approval Granted for The Waterside Masterplan

Osborne+Co’s proposals for The Waterside Belfast, a £400m masterplan to regenerate the former Sirocco Works site in Belfast, have been approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee. The application was given the green light at the planning committee’s June meeting, Thursday 13th June 2019.

The award winning masterplan, designed by international architects Henning Larsen, seeks to re-engage the city with the River Lagan, and through development of office space for c. 8000 jobs, c. 675 residential apartments, a hotel and serviced apartments space, to reimagine the former industrial site as a new connecting point in the city centre.

Osborne+Co’s proposals for The Waterside Belfast, a £400m masterplan to regenerate the former Sirocco Works site in Belfast, have been approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee. The application was given the green light at the planning committee’s June meeting, Thursday 13th June 2019.

The award winning masterplan, designed by international architects Henning Larsen, seeks to re-engage the city with the River Lagan, and through development of office space for c. 8000 jobs, c. 675 residential apartments, a hotel and serviced apartments space, to reimagine the former industrial site as a new connecting point in the city centre.

Vacant for a number of years, the 16 acre site which holds an important place in Belfast’s industrial past, will be transformed into a ‘live, leisure and workspace’ for a 21st Century economy and population. Chris Kane, Chairman of Osborne+Co commented: “We are delighted with this approval. We appreciate the effort that went into considering this application from the elected members, as well as, from the planning department who recommended it for approval. We will continue to proactively engage with the council and other stakeholders, in order to ensure that we are listening to their questions, as well as effectively communicating the enormous benefits The Waterside can bring to Belfast.”

Jim Osborne, Founding Director, Osborne+Co said “I wish to send a personal message to the people of Belfast, their elected representatives and their city officials. Thank you for your support but, more importantly, for your confidence in us to deliver on the promises that we have made to you and to the city of Belfast regarding our development at The Waterside. We will not disappoint you.”