Prominent City Centre Retail Unit of c. 1,225 sq ft
Belfast is Northern Irelands capital and largest city with an immediate population of c. 268,000 persons and a wider catchment of 650,000.
The subject comprises an extremely prominent ground floor retail unit located on the busy pedestrian / vehicular thoroughfare known as Wellington Place in the heart of Belfast City Centre.
Wellington Place and the immediate locality is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment and regeneration to provide additional office, retail and student accommodation. PWC has signed a lease on the entirety of the upper floors at the mixed use Merchant Square Development located directly opposite the subject, which will provide 201,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation over 9 floors following completion in Q3/4 2020 and house c. 2,500 staff.
The student accommodation at Swanson House, John Bell Hose and the newly developed Elms BT1 on College Street, have recently opened their doors a short distance from the subject providing a combined total of c. 1,500 beds to meet the increase in demand driven by Queens University and the new University of Ulster Belfast Campus.
The subject property provides retail accommodation arranged over ground floor level with first floor storage and is fully fitted to include glazed aluminium shop front, painted / plastered walls and ceilings, painted concrete floor, strip fluorescent / spot lighting, air conditioning, changing rooms, a range of shelving / racking and display units, kitchenette and WC facilities.
Neighbouring occupiers include Starbucks, Costa, Centra, Ground Coffee and Games Workshop.
The property would be suitable for a variety of uses subject to any necessary planning / statutory consents.