1 – 6 Shaftesbury Square

Last Update: 28 Dec 2021 | Project Status Updated

  • Address: 1 - 6 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DA
  • Use: Office
  • Floors: 11
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  • Planning Status: Pending Decision
  • Project Status: Proposed
  • Developer:

    Mr A. Steele

  • Architect:

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A five-storey office building at the corner of Shaftesbury Square and Fulton Street. Designed by McAlister Armstrong & Partners and built c.1973 in moulded exposed aggregate panels. The Social Security office was located in the building until a bomb severely damaged the building in March 1992.

The section of the building nearest Botanic Avenue was redeveloped c2001 (Equality House) but the section closest to Dublin Road remains vacant and un-repaired following the bombing. In October 2011 scaffolding and hoarding was erected around this section of the building to prevent loose segments of the facade falling onto the street.

The building replaced a terrace of three-storey houses built 1884 – 87 and destroyed by fire in August 1968.

Mr A Steele submitted a planning application (LA04/2021/1964/F) in July 2021 proposing to re-clad and extend the existing Carlton House building.