31 – 33 Castle Lane

Last Update: 30 Jul 2016 | General Update

  • Address: 31 - 33 Castle Lane, Belfast, BT1 5DB
  • Use: Retail
  • Size: 3,400 ft2
  • Floors: 4
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date: 1925
  • Completion Date: 1928

A four storey building built c1928.

No.31 was occupied by Whitewell Dye Works since the building opened until the 1950s. The Tourist Linen Stores occupied the building during the early 1960s. No.31 was later occupied by Claire’s Accessories from 1998 until June 2012.

No. 33 was occupied by Rangecroft Ltd, t/a The Flower Shop from completion of the building until c1940. No.33 was then occupied by A. Leitch, photo dealer until at least the 1960s. In more recent years no.33 was occupied by Dixons from 1997 and later Carphone Warehouse from 2007 – 2012.

The building was sold in December 2013 to Deramore Investments Ltd. Deramore submitted a planning application (Z/2014/0268/F) in February 2014 with Halliday Fraser Munro Architects proposing to refurbish the building to provide a new ground and first floor retail unit. The application was approved in August 2014.

Deramore submitted a planning application (Z/2014/0671/F) with Pragma Planning in May 2014 proposing to change the use of the unit from retail to class A2 financial and professional. The application was approved in August 2014.

Wheatcross Construction carried out the refurbishment works during summer 2014; completing in September 2014.

The refurbished retail unit was let agreed with Savills in September 2016. Patisserie Valerie opened in November 2016.