Custom House Residence

Last Update: 26 Jun 2018 | General Update

  • Address: 4 Ulster Street, Belfast, BT1 3ES
  • Use: Residential
  • Additional Uses: Restaurant
  • Units: 84
  • Floors: 8
  • Planning Reference:


  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date:

    September 2007

  • Completion Date:

    February 2009

  • Developer:

    Abey Developments

  • Architect:

    Povall Worthington

  • Contractor:

    P Elliott Construction

  • Structural Engineer:

    Taylor & Boyd

  • Subcontractor:

    North West Drylining

An eight-storey residential building fronting onto Customs House Square, Ulster Street and Waring Street. Custom House Residence comprises 84no. apartments, ground floor restaurant unit and 45no. parking spaces across two basements levels.

Abey Developments submitted a planning application (Z/2005/1828/F) in August 2005 proposing to develop a residential building comprising 72no. apartments over 1no. ground floor retail unit and 86no. parking spaces across three basement levels. The application was approved in January 2007.

Abey Developments submitted a planning application (Z/2007/0542/F) in March 2007 proposing to amend the previous approval (Z/2005/1828/F) to 85no. apartments over 2no. ground floor retail units and 45no. parking spaces across two basement levels. The amended scheme was approved in June 2007.

P Elliott commenced construction during autumn 2007 and the building was completed during early 2009.

Abey Developments Ltd submitted a planning application (Z/2015/0011/F) in December 2014 seeking permission to change the two vacant ground floor retail units to one restaurant unit. The application was approved in December 2015.

Belfast Office Properties submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/1885/F) in July 2017 proposing to reconfigure three apartments on the seventh floor to form two apartments. The application was approved in January 2018 and the work to create the new apartments was completed during early 2018.

Custom House Cafe Ltd has submitted a liquor licence application for a proposed restaurant at the vacant ground floor commercial unit.