J3374 : New Tesco Express, Royal Avenue, Belfast (November 2014)

taken 5 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Skegoneill, Cliftonville and Beal Feirste, Northern Ireland

New Tesco Express, Royal Avenue, Belfast (November 2014)
New Tesco Express, Royal Avenue, Belfast (November 2014)
See J3374 : New Tesco Express, Royal Avenue, Belfast (September 2014). Now open although the builder’s hoarding was still in place on the North Street side. For the record this is another of the long-term vacant premises J3374 : Closed coffee shop, Belfast (March 2012) occupied and back in use.
Royal Avenue and York Street, Belfast - possible changes
A University of Ulster press release dated 7 March 2013, commenting on the proposed new Belfast campus at York Street LinkExternal link contained the following: “This will mean around 14,000 students and 1,500 staff will occupy the building over the course of a week . . . . . The University has been working with partners in government on a Community Business Opportunities Plan which will capture these benefits for the advantage of the surrounding communities”.
The appearance of Royal Avenue and York Street and the types of businesses accommodated there (and surrounding streets) seems likely to change in line with developments as the University becomes established.
This is a collection of photographs of the area “for the record”.
Former "Sinclair's" department store, Belfast
The former Sinclair’s department store, at the corner of Royal Avenue and (lower) North Street was completed in 1926 to a design by James Scott, architect and civil engineer. The present Art Deco facade was added in 1935. In 1918 (eight years before its completion) there were branches of the “Sinclair’s” business at 77,81,85, 87. 89, 91, 93, 97 and 103 Royal Avenue. The store closed in the 1970’s later being converted to shops and offices. Now known as Sinclair House with an address of 89/101 Royal Avenue. There are items of Art Deco architectural detail (mostly on the upper floors) on both the Royal Avenue and North Street sides.
Part of the ground floor, which has frontages to North Street and Royal Avenue, is the subject of the following application for planning permission: “Z/2013/1308/F 7/11/2013 Vacant bank premises Sinclair House 91-93 Royal Avenue Belfast Reconfiguration of internal floor space and external alterations to facade to form new Tesco Express”. Note added 13 July 2014- the Planning Service website discloses the following “PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED 16/05/2014”
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Sunday, 23 November, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 November, 2014
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Belfast 
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Tesco Express 
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