City East

Last Update: 20 Jun 2016 | General Update

  • Address: 68 - 72 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1GW
  • Use: Office
  • Additional Uses: Cafe
  • Size: 20,000 ft2
  • Floors: 5
  • Cost: £2,900,000
  • Planning Reference:


  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date: March 2008
  • Completion Date: January 2009
  • Developer:

    East Belfast Enterprise

  • Architect:

    McKenna Design Architects

  • Contractor:

    T & A Kernoghan Ltd

  • Quantity Surveyor:

    Dunlop Hawthorne Partnership

A five storey office building developed by East Belfast Enterprise. The development was part-funded (£1,082,500) by the European Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace II) through the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. A further £842,000 was provided from the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). The remaining balance was funded by East Belfast Enterprise.

The site was previously occupied by a Kwikfit car garage and was acquired by the Department for Social Development’s Belfast Regeneration Office. Following a development brief, East Belfast Enterprise were selected as the preferred developer and purchased the site from the Department for Social Development.


A planning application (LA04/2016/1165/F) submitted in June 2016 proposed to change part of the ground floor of the building from office use to provide a café. The application also proposed minor alterations to the ground floor facade of the building.