Save Cathedral Quarter!
Castlebrook Investments intend to develop lands within Belfast City Centre bound by Royal Ave, Donegall St, North St, Garfield St & High St as part of The Belfast City Centre Regeneration Proposals (see this link for more details: http://belfastcitycentreregen.com/learn-more/). The current plan threatens the existence of the very people and places that make this part of the Cathedral Quarter unique – its residents, tenants, businesses, cultural organisations, artists, and individuals – and its historical built environment. It will displace or destroy these stakeholders and infrastructures to create yet another soulless generic shopping experience that is supposed to make Belfast “a world leading destination”.
We already have enough car parks, department stores and boutique hotels. Investment is needed in the area but it should not eliminate what currently makes it great, vibrant, and idiosyncratic. Make yourself heard and demand something that better serves the public interests of the city and its users (not just the private sector!) Email the developers and tell them why. Responses should be sent to Ciaran Hagan at Savills CHagan@savills.com, with the subject line Castlebrooke Investments/ Belfast City Centre Regeneration Proposal.
Object to the plans by using this response before the 3rd of April: