Mayfair Buildings

Last Update: 9 Nov 2019 | General Update

  • Address: 5 - 11 Arthur Square, Belfast, BT1 5PY
  • Use: Retail
  • Floors: 4
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date:

    1906

  • Completion Date:

    1907

  • Developer:

    Arthur Square Development Company

  • Architect:

    Blackwood & Jury

  • Contractor:

    Robert Corry

A four storey red brick building designed by Blackwood & Jury. Built by Mr Robert Corry for the Arthur Square Development Company between 1906 – 1907.

The site was previously occupied by the Talbot Bar and City Toilet Club (demolished summer 1906). The toilet club was a facility for those residents of Belfast who did not have washing facilities at home.

The Mayfair Buildings was B1 listed in June 1979 (HB26/50/096).

A planning application (Z/1999/2984/F) submitted in September 1999 proposed to change the use of the upper floors to student accommodation. The application was approved in December 1999 although development did not commence.

Google Digital Garage opened at no.9 in November 2019 and a Thornton’s Cafe and Shop will open late 2019 / early 2020 at no.11.

 

Ground floor retail units:

5 Arthur Sq. – Carphone Warehouse (1997 – present), Boots Opticians (1989 – 1990s)

7 Arthur Sq. – Progressive Building Society (Feb 2015 – present), The Money Shop (2009 – 2014)

9 Arthur Sq. – Google Digital Garage (Nov 2019), Hotter (2012 – 2018), Game Stop (2004 – Jan 2012), Clinton Cards (1990s)

11 Arthur Sq. – Thornton’s (2019/2020), Jack & Jones (2003 – Jan 2019)