Chapman Taylor submits new application for £400m redevelopment of Belfast’s Royal Exchange

Castlebrooke Investments, advised by Chapman Taylor, has just submitted a new planning proposal to Belfast City Council for the site formerly known as the Royal Exchange.

The development is a planned £400m urban regeneration of a prime site in the north-east quarter of Belfast City Centre.  This is a major mixed-use city centre scheme with a total area of 136,000m², the largest-ever single redevelopment in Belfast city centre.

Chapman Taylor was appointed by Castlebrooke Investments to develop a world-class, retail-led, mixed-use scheme, which will include premium brand shops, bars, cafés and offices, with a hotel and residential apartments at the upper levels. The development is set in a framework of new pedestrianised streets and squares, which will transform the 12-acre site.

Working with local heritage architects Consarc Design, the plan includes the retention and refurbishment of a number of listed and non-listed buildings and facades, and the proposals seek to preserve and enhance the setting of these buildings and their historical importance for the city centre.

The overall project will create 900 construction jobs and is expected to take up to five years to complete.