Explore Learning

We delivered planning approval to change the use of the second floor of an existing building at 597-599 Lisburn Road, Belfast, to be used by Explore Learning as a children's tuition centre.

Explore Learning have numerous centre's across the UK however this is the first of it's kind in Northerrn Ireland. The centre will provide a tailored approach to support children of all abilities, increased footfall and spend in terms of people visiting the Lisburn Road and provide employment for approximately 20 people in South Belfast (3 full time with the remainder as part time).

Issues Encountered

  • Traffic Impact on Lisburn Road
  • Parking
  • Residential Concerns including a letter of objection
  • Advertisement Consent

Our Involvement

We managed the application through the planning process from preparing supporting planning information to decision. This also involved the preparation of a Design and Access Statement as required by legislation.

Further information regarding acceptable transportation and parking details was provided to TNI to supplement a Parking Statement and a meeting was facilitated with TNI and the case officer which resulted in the approval of this application.

The South Belfast MP and Councillors in the Botanic DEA were briefed on the proposal.

Details

  • Location:Lisburn Road
  • Client:Explore Learning Ltd
  • Status:Permission Granted
  • Type:Change of use
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