The Corn Exchange

Last Update: 24 Jul 2016 | General Update

  • Address: 1 - 9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 2AL
  • Use: Office
  • Size: 16,000 ft2
  • Floors: 4
  • Cost: £1,200,000
  • Planning Reference:


  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date: 1999
  • Completion Date: 2000
  • Developer:

    The Corn Exchange Development Company

  • Architect:

    Russell Simpson Construction

Designed by Thomas Jackson and built 1851 by W. Graham at a cost of approximately £3,000. The building comprised four ground floor commercial units and a large exchange room on the upper floor.

The Corn Exchange Development Company submitted a planning application (Z/1998/2254) in May 1998 proposing to retain the listed front facade (ref: HB26/50/173), demolish the building behind and construct a new four storey office building. The application was approved in September 1998.

Russell Simpson Construction carried out the £1.2m redevelopment works between 1999 – 2000.

The Northern Bank occupied the building from 2000 until c2010.

The Department for Culture, Arts & Leisure opened a £340,000 Discover Ulster-Scots Visitor Centre at the ground floor in November 2014. The Ulster-Scots Agency and associated library and archive occupy the first floor.