12 – 16 Castle Lane

Last Update: 28 Dec 2021 | General Update

  • Address: 12 - 16 Castle Lane, Belfast, BT1 5YF
  • Use: Retail
  • Additional Uses: Office
  • Floors: 4
  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
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A four storey building built during the early 1960s that replaced a two storey public house.

Ratners jewellers occupied no.12-14 from 1979 until the 1990s.

Henderson UK Property Fund received permission in August 2004 (Z/2004/1350/F) to upgrade the building facade and carried out the works c2004-2005.

O2 opened at no.16 (previously Birthdays) during autumn 2005 and Lush opened at no.12-14 during summer 2007.

Henderson UK Property Fund sold the building to CBRE Global Investors for £3m in December 2011.

Alterity Investments and Milligan Reside Larkin Architects submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/1783/F) in August 2017 proposing to change the use of the unit at 12-14 Castle Lane from retail to restaurant/cafe use.

Lush relocated to larger premises on Castle Lane during 2018. Rangers Store opened in the former Lush unit during 2019 and relocated to Donegall Place in May 2021. Everton and Leeds United stores opened in the former Rangers Store in October 2021.