A 0.445 acre site previously occupied by a petrol filling station.
A planning application (Z/2008/0772/F) submitted by Todd Architects and Turley Planning in March 2008 proposed to develop 56 apartments within three apartment blocks arranged around a central communal courtyard with basement parking. The application was approved in March 2010.
During 2007 the site was offered for sale at £6.5m. Later in 2010 the development site was offered for sale inviting offers in the region of £1.5m. During 2013 the site was marketed for sale seeking offers of £350,000.
In July 2014 Property Frontiers began marketing ‘The Sandford’ as a ‘new buy-to-let opportunity’ with 56 one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes costing from £95,000 – £117,000 and yields of 7-8%.
Site clearance works took place during March – April 2015.
A planning application (LA04/2015/0707/F) submitted in June 2015 by Cultra Developments Ltd and Like Architects proposed to develop a residential development comprising 56 apartments with basement car parking. The application was approved by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee in February 2016.
Construction commenced during summer 2016 and completion is expected spring 2019.
Dream apartments, a serviced apartment operator, has acquired 30 units within the Sandford building.