BT1 Gateway

Last Update: 5 Dec 2016 | General Update

  • Address: 157 - 167 North Street, Belfast, BT1 1QS
  • Use: Retail
  • Additional Uses: Hotel
  • Floors: 5
  • Planning Status: Pre-Application
  • Project Status: Proposed
  • Developer:

    DSD Developer Brief

  • Architect:

    Benoy Architects

  • Project Manager:

    Drivers Jonas Deloitte

  • Transport Consultant:

    Peter Brett Associates

A 0.34 hectare site located at the corner of North Street and Carrick Hill comprising a surface car-park and bingo hall.

The Department for Social Development appointed Benoy Architects, Peter Brett Associates and Drivers Jonas Deloitte in 2010 to undertake market analysis and stakeholder consultation and prepare prepare a development proposal for the site.

The preferred development proposal, known as BT1 Gateway, was published by the Department for Social Development in November 2012. The proposed mixed-use scheme comprises a convenience foodstore, a 110 bedroom hotel and undercroft parking for approx. 80 cars.

Lambert Smith Hampton, on behalf of the Department for Communities, brought the site to market in December 2016 inviting expressions of interest by 17th February 2017.



157 – 161 North Street & 40 – 44 Kent Street

Currently occupied by a three storey commercial building used as a bingo hall. A planning application (Z/2006/2766/F) submitted in November 2006 by Mr Cecil Ashe and McGirr Architects proposed an 8-storey building comprising 97 residential units over 3,584ft2 of ground floor retail space. The application was approved in May 2008 and expired in May 2013.

The development site (0.12ha.) was put on the market in 2009 with a guide price of £4.5m.