room2 Belfast is a proposed 175 unit aparthotel developed by Oakland Holdings for room2 hometels (part of the Lamington Group). Construction commenced in 2021.
Previously on this site was a three storey building known as Lyndon Court (built as the Audio Times Building). The building was designed by Barrie Todd Associates and built 1986 – 1987. The building comprised 6no. ground floor retail units and office accommodation above (c16,000ft2). Lyndon Court was demolished September – October 2020.
AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd and Gregory Architects submitted a planning application (Z/2008/0559/F) in February 2008 proposing to demolish Lyndon Court and replace with a four-storey mixed-use development comprising retail units at ground floor and office space on upper floors. The application was approved in May 2009.
AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd and Gregory Architects submitted a further planning application (Z/2010/0385/F) in March 2010 proposing to demolish Lyndon Court and develop a mixed-use development comprising 4no. ground floor retail units with office accommodation above. The scheme was reduced to seven stories and approved in August 2012.
AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd was placed into administration in March 2015. The administrator instructed CBRE to market Lyndon Court in May 2015 with offers invited over £1.25m.
Following legal proceedings the administration period ended in March 2016 and AD Enterprises (NI) Ltd retained control of Lyndon Court.
CBRE again placed Lyndon Court on the market in May 2017 with offers invited over £2.5m. Marketing material noted that a proposed 12-storey office scheme (c75,000ft2) with ground floor retail had been prepared.
Oakland Holdings submitted a planning application (LA04/2019/0553/F) in February 2019 proposing to demolish the existing Lyndon Court building and develop an aparthotel with bar, restaurant and conferencing facilities. The application was approved in December 2019.
CBRE Hotels were appointed by Oakland Holdings to seek an operator for the 175 unit aparthotel under a lease agreement or hotel management agreement.
McCormack Demolition demolished Lyndon Court between September – October 2020.
Ganson Construction commenced site enabling works in August 2021.
FK Lowry commenced piling work in September 2021.