Lyndon Court, previously known as the Audio Times Building, is a three-storey, U-shaped building designed by Barrie Todd Associates and built 1986 – 1987. The building comprises 6no. ground floor retail units and office accommodation above (c16,000ft2).
A planning application (Z/2008/0559/F) submitted in February 2008 by AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd and Gregory Architects proposed to demolish the existing building and replace with a four-storey mixed-use development comprising retail units at ground floor and office space on upper floors. The application was approved in May 2009.
AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd and Gregory Architects submitted a further planning application (Z/2010/0385/F) in March 2010 proposing to demolish the existing building and develop a mixed-use development comprising 4no. ground floor retail units with office accommodation above. The scheme was reduced to seven stories and approved in August 2012 (expires August 2017).
AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd was placed into administration in March 2015. The administrator instructed CBRE to market Lyndon Court in May 2015 with offers invited over £1.25m.
Following legal proceedings the administration period ended in March 2016 and AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd retained ownership of Lyndon Court.
CBRE again placed Lyndon Court on the market in May 2017 with offers invited over £2.5m. Marketing material notes that a proposed 12-storey scheme comprising ground floor retail (c6,000ft2) and office (c75,000ft2) accommodation above has been prepared.
A pre-application public event will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018, 2pm – 8pm at Wellington Buildings, Wellington Street. An exhibition will provide details of a proposed apart-hotel development to replace the existing Lyndon Court building. Further information can be obtained from O’Toole & Starkey Planning Consultants.