River Walk

Last Update: 2 Feb 2018 | New Project Added

  • Address: 5 Laganbank Road, Northern Ireland, BT1
  • Use: Residential
  • Additional Uses: Retail
  • Units: 160
  • Planning Status: Pre-Application
  • Project Status: Proposed
  • Developer:

    Benmore Group

  • Planning Consultant:


The site is presently occupied by a three storey building designed by Alan Cook Architects for Belfast Waterfront Properties. Following planning approval (Z/1997/2351/F) the building was built between 1998 – 1999.

The Edge bar/restaurant traded from the building until closing during late 2010.

The property underwent a £1m internal refurbishment and El Divino bar/club opened in October 2011 and traded until closing in January 2017.

The building was placed on the market in October 2015 with a guide price of £1.75m.

Benmore Group acquired the site in 2017 and now propose to develop a £25m apartment building to be known as River Walk.

A pre-application public information event will take place at the former El Divino Nightclub on Thursday 8th February, 2pm-7pm for a proposal to develop a residential building comprising c.160no. apartments and ground floor retail unit. Further information can be obtained from Turley.