The Oxo Factory

Last Update: 26 Nov 2019 | Project Status Updated

A four storey residential development comprising 18no. apartments across two buildings. Developed by Clonrose Developments (a subsidiary of Lagan Specialist Contracting) for Choice Housing. H&J Martin commenced construction in May 2019 and completion is scheduled for May 2020.

The site at 199 – 203 was occupied by a two-storey commercial building until demolition in June 2019. The building was used as a storage warehouse by Oxo Ltd from c.1950 until at least the 1970s.

Hallmark Properties NI Ltd sought planning permission to develop a residential development comprising 20no. apartments on the site in 2007. The scheme was marketed in 2008 as Eastbridge Studios but no development commenced. The site was sold for an undisclosed sum prior to going to Osborne King’s March 2012 (with a maximum reserve of £60,000).

Glasdrumman Developments Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2018/1392/F) proposing to demolish existing buildings and develop 18no. apartments at 179 – 181 and 197 – 203 Beersbridge Road (including land to the rear of 183 – 189 Beersbridge Road). The application was approved in December 2018.

H&J Martin commenced construction in May 2019 and in November 2019 Clonrose Developments announced that the £1.9m development had been forward sold to Choice Housing Ireland Ltd to provide social housing units. Completion is scheduled for May 2020.