14 – 16 Upper Crescent

Last Update: 15 Dec 2019 | Project Status Updated

  • Address: 14 - 16 Upper Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NT
  • Use: Residential
  • Size: 10,000 ft2
  • Units: 18
  • Floors: 3
  • Planning Reference:


  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Construction
  • Start Date:

    December 2019

  • Completion Date:


  • Developer:

    Property Development NI Ltd

  • Architect:

    Todd Architects

  • Planning Consultant:

    Clyde Shanks

  • Transport Consultant:


A terrace of three storey rendered town houses built by Robert Corry in 1846. The architect is unknown although it is reported that Charles Lanyon had some involvement. Robert Corry’s family occupied no.16 until at least the 1880s.

The properties were converted from residential use in the 1950s and occupied by the Ulster Nature Cure Clinic until Queen’s University acquired the building in the 1960s and converted to student accommodation.

Nos.14-16 Upper Crescent were B listed in September 1979 (no.14: HB26/27/028 H, no.15: HB26/27/028 I, no.16: HB26/27/028 J).

Queen’s University and Hobart & Heron Architects submitted a planning application (Z/1986/2274) in November 1986 proposing to convert the properties to office use. Queen’s University submitted an application in March 1992 (Z/1992/0345) to renew the change of use permission. The application was approved in June 1992.

No development commenced and the properties were acquired by Mr. J. Miskelly  c.2007. Miskelly, Alan Bennett Architects and CMG Planning submitted a planning application (Z/2008/0344/F) in February 2008 proposing to redevelop the properties to form 3no. dwellings. The application was approved in September 2008 although no development commenced.

Property Developments (NI) Ltd acquired the properties in 2015 and submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/1268/F) in May 2017 proposing refurbishment, extension and change of use to 21no. apartments. The application was amended to 18no. apartments and approved in October 2019.

Enabling works commenced in December 2019.