The 70,000 square foot space at Castle Lane, which has been vacant since August 2016 when the retailer took over, is expected to be renovated and reconfigured.
Belfast-based Alterity Investments are proposing to subdivide the ground floor of Castle Lane into a number of retail units and use the upper floors for a variety of purposes, including a potential rooftop for food and the drinks.
Richard Faloon, Commercial Director of Alterity Investments, said: “We are delighted to reveal plans to help strengthen Belfast City Center’s offering with the redevelopment of the BHS site. We believe that the site has the potential to regenerate the commercial and commercial dynamism of this part of the city.
“We hope to maintain and strengthen the distinctive position of Belfast City Center to enable it to play its role as the region’s premier shopping center to promote a sustainable, vital and vibrant city center. “
Belfast-based Like Architects, who has over thirty years of experience in retail, leisure, commerce, conservation and residential design, devised the plans proposed to Belfast City Council.
Subject to planning, he also hopes to visually improve the Castle Arcade area to make it more attractive by covering the exterior of the building and constructing a new wing section.
The new facade is inspired by the building’s past as a Gaumont theater.
Frazer Kidd has been retained as the sales agent for the property, which comprises three upper floors and a ground floor that opens onto Castle Lane, Castle Arcade and Cornmarket.