J3374 : The Bank Buildings, Belfast

taken 3 months ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Beal Feirste, Skegoneill and Cliftonville, Northern Ireland

The Bank Buildings, Belfast
The Bank Buildings, Belfast
The Bank Buildings nearly 48 hours after the fire began. Fire service personnel and police still in attendance; the site was eerily quiet.
Primark (Bank Buildings) fire, Belfast (28 August 2018)
Some photographs taken following a fire at the Primark (former Bank Buildings) shop, Belfast. The building is being extended on the site of Commonwealth House, Castle Street LinkExternal link

The building is the subject of the following application (5 October 2018) for planning permission “LA04/2018/2393/LBC Conservation led works to Bank Buildings involving the taking down, recording and assessment for restoration purposes of the building above the fourth floor cornice line to the Bank Street, Castle Street and Castle Place elevations of the building for off-site storage |Bank Buildings (bounded by Castle Street Bank Street and Royal Avenue) Royal Avenue Belfast BT1 1BL”.
Councillors approve Primark listing building consent application

26 Oct 2018
Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee has this morning approved Primark’s listed building consent application for Bank Buildings.

Approval has now been given for Primark’s proposal to begin conservation-led works to take down the top two floors of Bank Buildings, which appear to be the most unstable parts of the building.

Once these unstable elements are removed, works can take place to install a façade retention scheme.

It will also make it possible to reduce the cordon and restore pedestrian access between Royal Avenue and Donegall Place, subject to health and safety considerations as work takes place.

It is understood that Primark are now ready to commence this work.

We have also agreed a process with Primark which includes a temporary designed walkway, which we hope to be in place within weeks.

Councillor Matt Garrett, chairman of the Council’s Planning Committee, said: “I’m pleased that we have been able to give the green light to this application and work can now get underway with the aim of reducing the cordon as soon as possible, and as soon as it is safe to do so.

“The Committee has asked for an undertaking from Primark that it will begin work as soon as practically possible. There is a real urgency for businesses, both inside and outside the cordon, to ensure their economic resilience in the run-up to Christmas and beyond, so it’s vital that Primark moves forward and ensures the required works are completed as soon as possible” - official statement.
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
A series of photographs showing appliances and fire stations etc of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. It has no connection with the NIFRS.

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Thursday, 30 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop  Building 
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Primark 
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Belfast 
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Irish: geotagged! J 337 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.9530N 5:55.8357W
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Irish: geotagged! J 338 743
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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