431 – 441 Newtownards Road

Last Update: 28 Dec 2021 | Planning Status Updated

  • Address: 431 - 441 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1PG
  • Use: Residential
  • Additional Uses: Retail
  • Units: 7
  • Floors: 3
  • Planning Reference:


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

    Empire Holdings (UK) Ltd

  • Architect:

    C60 Architects & Planners

  • Planning Consultant:

    C60 Architects & Planners

A three storey building designed by Blackwood & Jury in 1918 for the Ulster Bank. The bank relocated to a new building at the nearby Connswater Retail Park early 1998.

The building was refurbished and leased to Ferris, Craig & Moore (FCM Partnership) between March 1998 – March 2013.

The property was offered for sale during 2013 with a guide price of £250,000. The building sold in October 2013.

The Orange Order’s offices relocated to the building between December 2013 – June 2015 whilst refurbishment works were carried out at Schomberg House, Cregagh Road.

The building was B2 listed in April 2016 (ref: HB26/10/007).

Empire Holdings (UK) Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2021/0502/F) in February 2021 proposing to convert the upper floors of the former Ulster Bank building into 7no. apartments (5no. one bed & 2no. two bed).