The property will be redeveloped by local charities Include Youth and Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) to provide a new 9,000ft2 youth space for Belfast city centre.
The property was acquired jointly by the charities in 2016.
VOYPIC and Fresh Design submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/1544/F) in July 2017 proposing to refurbish the existing office / warehouse building, including a two storey front extension. The application was approved in December 2017.
The project is funded by the Department for Communities (£420,000), Department of Health and Department for the Economy, with additional financial support from Atlantic Philanthropies, The Tudor Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Ulster Garden Villages, Whitemountain and Community Finance Ireland.
The ground floor will comprise programme space for both charities whilst the first floor will become the organisations’ regional headquarters.
Construction commenced in January 2022 and is due to complete autumn 2022.
More information at www.100gps.co.uk.