Redevelopment of 99 Kingsway, Dunmurry, Belfast, N.Ireland

Owing to Covid19 restrictions this online consultation is being provided to inform the local community and other interested parties of a proposal to redevelop the Northstone & Farrans construction headquarters located at 99 Kingsway, Dunmurry.

Your feedback will help to inform the design process & subsequent planning application which will be made to Belfast City Council in 2021.

All comments must be received by 5 pm on Friday 5th February 2021

About Northstone/ Farrans Construction

Farrans business is structured into two primary divisions: Building and Civil Engineering. The main divisions perfectly complement each other in terms of resources and expertise. Capitalising on versatility, they have also established specialised sub-divisions to better package services for sectors that demand particular skills and resources.

Farrans Homes, Healthcare, and Utilities are all now well established in the Company structure and each command enviable positions in their marketplace.

Farrans continue to develop excellence in all aspects of building and civil engineering while at the same time the boundaries of service level delivered to customers are continually being extended.

At the heart of this approach is the recognition of wider social responsibility.  Farrans share their workplace with communities and the natural environment, making it vital that they implement sustainable business practices across their operations.

Central to their operation is a commitment to the values of health and safety, quality, and the environment.  Farrans management systems are ISO accredited and their approach to responsible stewardship of industry best practice has been recognized through the achievement of BS8900 Sustainable Development.

As a main player in the UK’s construction industry and as a company that has grown to physical capacity in its current location, Farrans/ Northstone now find themselves needing to expand & redevelopment of the headquarters site represents a major investment, specifically in the Dunmurry area and local economy in general.

About the Proposed Development

The proposal is for a mixed-use re-development & may include the following:

  • a supermarket
  • office buildings
  • creche facilities
  • a nursing home/ retirement apartments
  • Warehouse/ workshop/ distribution space

The development will likely see a two-phased approach which sees the demolition of all existing buildings on the site to make way for the new development. This will include the removal of the existing concrete batching plant adjacent to the Macro store.

The existing vehicular access onto the Kingsway is to be retained and secondary access reinstated onto Barbour Gardens.

The disparate functions of the business will be housed to the northern portion of the site (within phase 1), this will include new build office buildings & a workshop/ distribution space.

A creche facility will complement staff requirements and may also be made available to local residents.

Retirement apartments or a nursing home facility will also be provided, giving the potential for elderly members of the Dunmurry area to remain part of the community, rather than having to seek residence outside the local area.

The front of the site will then be developed (as phase two) and will provide a medium-sized supermarket.

If you have any specific questions, would like to receive more information on the development, or simply wish to discuss the proposals, please email nicholas@manorarchitects.com & someone will contact you with 24 hrs.

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