J3374 : Nos 58-66 Royal Avenue, Belfast (July 2014)

taken 8 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Skegoneill, Cliftonville and Beal Feirste, Northern Ireland

Nos 58-66 Royal Avenue, Belfast (July 2014)
Nos 58-66 Royal Avenue, Belfast (July 2014)
The vacant shop with an “agreed” patch on the “for sale” sign.
Nos 58-66 Royal Avenue, Belfast

The former JJB Sports shop, vacant since the company passed into administration in October 2012, now with the following planning permission (15 April 2015): “Z/2015/0119/F 58-66 Royal Avenue Belfast BT1 1DJ Change of use from retail to public house with external beer garden/smoking area and associated works including alteration to shopfront”. The NI planning portal shows that the applicant is J D Wetherspoon PLC. The photographs submitted by me appear as a neutral matter of record only. I have no connection with any of the parties involved in the proposed development.

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”.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 337 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0942N 5:55.8936W
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Irish: geotagged! J 337 745
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Shop (Vacant)  Jjb Sports  Development Site  Planning Permission Application 

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