Capital House

Last Update: 13 Feb 2018 | General Update

  • Address: 1 - 3 Upper Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6FB
  • Use: Office
  • Additional Uses: Retail
  • Size: 72,000 ft2
  • Floors: 7
  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date: 1974
  • Completion Date: 1976
  • Architect:

    Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

  • Contractor:

    McLaughlin & Harvey

A seven-storey office building built at the corner of Upper Queen Street (nos. 1-3) and Wellington Place (nos. 34 – 48).

The building, then known as Dial House, was occupied by BT as their headquarters in Belfast until the company relocated to Riverside Tower in December 1998. Deramore Holdings purchased the building during early 1999 for £5m. Deramore refurbished the building and renamed Capital House in 2000.

Capital House was placed on the market in October 2015 with offers over £10.5m invited by agents DTZ McCombe Pierce. The building sold for just over £11m to Dublin-based Melcorpo.

Ground Floor Unit 1 (c4,000ft2) is leased to Citybus Ltd from January 2014 on a 30 year lease. The unit is the Translink Metro Central Facility.

Ground Floor Unit 2 (1,650ft2) was let to Timberland from August 2001 – August 2016. Melcorpo received permission in November 2016 to change the use of the unit to cafe/restaurant (LA04/2016/1965/F). Wellington Place Holdings Ltd applied for an alcohol licence during June 2017 and fit-out of the unit for cafe/restaurant use commenced in July 2017. Edo opened in September 2017.

Ground Floor Unit 3 (c2,900ft2) was let to Randstad Employment Services from September 2011 – June 2017. Melcorpo received permission to change the use to cafe/restaurant in July 2017 (LA04/2017/0446/F). Costa Coffee commenced fit-out in February 2018.

Ground Floor Unit 4 (3,000ft2) is let to Matchetts Music from March 2005.