Planning permission sought for City Quays 5 phase

Belfast Harbour has submitted a full planning application for City Quays 5, a mixed-use office, retail and amenity development.

Artist’s impression of City Quays 5 from the future City Quays Gardens.

Proposals include a range of new ground floor retail spaces, with a building entrance and reception opposite the proposed City Quays Gardens and Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office.

A separate entrance and gallery/community space would be accessible from Donegall Quay with a direct link to the multi-storey car park to the rear.

The development is part of the City Quays Masterplan, a £275m office-led regeneration project located in the former docklands area of Belfast, seeking to reconnect the river frontage to the city centre. Other elements include City Quays I, II and III Grade-A office developments, a multi-storey car park, AC Marriot Hotel and the proposed City Quays Gardens and City Quays 4, a 256-apartment build-to-rent development.

City Quays 5 aims to become the first development in Northern Ireland to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding and NABERS UK 5.5 rating.