1 – 3 Arthur Square

Last Update: 9 Nov 2019 | General Update

  • Address: 1 - 3 Arthur Square, Belfast, BT1 5PY
  • Use: Retail
  • Floors: 3
  • Cost: £8,000
  • Project Status: Completed
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  • Developer:

    Grand Restaurant & Cafe Company Ltd

  • Architect:

    Robert G Watt

  • Contractor:

    William McCammond JP

A three storey red brick building at 1-5 Castle Lane, 1-3 Arthur Square and 23-29 Cornmarket. Designed by Robert G. Watt and built by William McCammond JP at a cost of £8,000 for the Grand Restaurant & Cafe Company Ltd. The Grand Restaurant & Cafe opened in May 1889 and comprised a buffet area, luncheon room, smoke room and a grand dining room, all “beautifully adorned with encaustic tiles and faience by the Burmantofts Company”.

By 1899 the majority of the building was occupied by Mooney & Co.Ltd as a licensed house and shop. Money’s continued to occupy the building until closing c1980. Frazers clothing store operated from the building until c2007. Clothing retailer White Stuff opened a 3,900 ft2 store at 1-3 Arthur Square in October 2010.

During late 2019 / early 2020 Thornton’s Chocolate will relocate from 27 Cornmarket and G. J. Hutchinson Eurochange Ltd, trading as NM Money, will open a travel money outlet in the unit.

29 Cornmarket is occupied by Ulster Bank ATMs (since 1992) and was previously a Kodak Express Photo Shop (since 1989).