Montalto Estate

Development proposals for the conversion, extension, alteration and change of use of a vacant agricultural building on Montalto Estate to a wedding and function venue. This project was a key part of the Estate╩╝s strategy designed to bring tourism to the Estatefollowing a prolonged period of private use.

Issues Encountered

  • Building identified for conversion and reuse was a listed building of significant architectural and historic interest.
  • Montalto Estate protected through a Historic Park Garden and Demense designation.
  • Proposed commercial tourism use in a countryside location.
  • Significant extension to listed building required.
  • New access and laneway were required to serve the new development.

Our Involvement

We acted as lead agent in multi-disciplinary team and provided advice and the necessary supporting information to justify the grant of planning permission for the change of use and significant extension of a listed building for commercial tourism use. A completely new access and section of laneway was also required to service the new intensified use and we led discussions with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to secure the creation of a new laneway within what was classed as a precious and protected planned landscape. Planning Permission and Listed Buidling Consent was successfully attained.

Details

  • Location:Ballynahinch, Co Down
  • Client:The Wilson Family
  • Status:Approved
  • Type:Economic / Rural Regeneration
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