14 – 36 The Mount

Last Update: 11 Aug 2019 | Planning Status Updated

  • Address: 14 - 36 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA
  • Use: Residential
  • Units: 43
  • Floors: 3
  • Planning Reference:


  • Planning Status: Pending Decision
  • Project Status: Proposed
  • Developer:

    The Mount, 1 Castlereagh Street, Belfast Ltd

  • Architect:

    Kevin Cartin Architects

  • Planning Consultant:

    MBA Planning

A part-cleared development site extending to approximately 1 acre and comprising three vacant listed buildings (HB26/06/001/A+B+C).

A planning application (Z/2006/0224/F) submitted by Graham Construction and Hamilton Architects in January 2006 proposed to develop 75no. apartments within 3no. blocks (Block A: 48no. apartments; Block B: 9no. apartments, Block C: 18no. apartments). The application was approved in December 2008.

Osborne King placed the site on the market in September 2016 with a guide price of £450,000.

The Mount, 1 Castlereagh Street, Belfast Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2019/1797/F) in July 2019 proposing a residential development comprising 43no. units, landscaping and car parking. The proposal comprises restoration of the listed building at 32-36 The Mount and conversion to 12no. apartments across 3 storeys, 2no. new-build 3 storey blocks comprising 12no. apartments each and 7no. terraced townhouses.


Nos.32-36 The Mount

No.32-36 The Mount comprises 3no. two-storey houses with basements. The properties were built c1860 by Mr William Ritchie on the site of Mount Pottinger, a large residence first built by the Pottinger family in 1705; the family had acquired the townland of Ballymacarrett in 1672.

By 1935 all three properties had changed ownership from Mr Ritchie to a Mr William Philips. All three properties were listed in 1978 (HB26/06/001/A+B+C). Nos.32-34 became vacant during the 1980s and no.36 was acquired by the Simon Community NI in 1984 and converted to use as a hostel.  The building was sold in 2005 and is currently listed on the Buildings At Risk Register (BARNI 26/06/003).