The Square

Replacement of former town hall with 9 No. unit apartment development.

Issues Encountered

• Design considerations as site within designated conservation area

• Planning Service objection to initial proposed height of new building

Our Involvement

We were brought on board to provide planning and public consultation advice for the demolition of the former town hall and submit a planning application for 9 no. apartments.

Due to the location and prominence of the site within a conservation area, the Department was reluctant to accept original proposals for a replicated neo Georgian Manor.

We led a site meeting to establish a more favorable proposal and agree a timescale for the Department to reach a decision. This was complimented with a series of meetings with local Councillors and residents to ensure support was obtained.

To this end a complete redesign was submitted, proposing a development similar in scale and design to the existing buildings in the Square and planning approval was obtained.

Details

  • Location:Hillsborough, Co Down
  • Client:Grafton Homes Ltd
  • Status:Approved
  • Type:Residential Development
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland