J3374 : Merchant Square, Belfast (October 2019)

taken 5 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Merchant Square, Belfast (October 2019)
Merchant Square, Belfast (October 2019)
The former Royston and Oyster Houses now with the two new floors under construction.
PwC has struck Belfast's biggest private-sector office letting deal to become the anchor tenant in the citys Merchant Square development. Currently based in Waterfront Plaza, PwCs existing 2,000 staff will relocate to Merchant Square in the summer of 2020. PwC says its plans for further investment and job creation mean it is running out of space in its current Belfast headquarters. The 70 million Merchant Square complex is being developed by Oakland Holdings, and straddles the junction of Wellington Place and Upper Queen Street, combining the former Oyster House and Royston House. When completed there will be over 200,000 sq feet of Grade A office accommodation on nine floors, with space for more than 3,000 people - PwC press release.
Oyster House and Royston House, Belfast

Two adjoining building at the corner of Wellington Place and Upper Queen Street. There are the following planning permissions: (24 January 2017) LA04/2016/2045/F Alterations to ground floor lobby of Oyster House, extension and alteration to floors one to seven to rear of Oyster House and Royston House (comprising 2115 square metres of new office floor space) and alterations to elevations on Upper Queen Street and Wellington Place (excluding shop fronts to existing occupied ground floor retail units and restaurants). Lands at 12 to 30 Wellington Place (Oyster House) and 42-46 Upper Queen Street (Royston House) Belfast BT1 6FX and (18 August 2017) LA04/2017/0461/F Extensions / Alterations to Oyster House and Royston House comprising of extensions to the 7th floor and 1 additional floor above for offices, an 9 storey lift core extension within the courtyard, creation of roof terrace, alterations to existing elevations and reconfiguration of ground floor to form to 2 new retail units and new entrance lobby on Wellington Place Lands at 12 to 30 Wellington Place (Oyster House) and 42-46 Upper Queen Street (Royston House) Belfast BT1 6FX.
I have no connection with the developments and cannot enter into correspondence.
Oyster House was originally called Ferguson House.

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Sunday, 6 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 October, 2019
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