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City Centre Living: Belfast
« on: August 27, 2019, 07:00:05 PM »


A new proposal suggests increasing the number of Belfast city centre dwellers from 3,000 to 66,000 by 2035, in keeping with other major UK cities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49478027

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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 08:40:37 AM »


  Haven't they already tried that  ------ DIVIS TOWERS ---- how did that work out    ::)
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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 09:20:16 PM »
With commercial premises becoming vacant due to the contraction of the 'High Street' retail business it would make good sense to convert these properties into residential homes.
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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 10:59:23 AM »
With commercial premises becoming vacant due to the contraction of the 'High Street' retail business it would make good sense to convert these properties into residential homes.

Would they be affordable?  ::)
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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 01:26:59 PM »
I was wondering that also Billy.
Going by the prices of the Apartments already built in the City and around the Docks area they do seem to be very expensive.
Also,secure parking in Belfast Central would be an issue I would have thought.
Apparently a lot of the Apartments within the City are `buy to lets`and that is another issue for anyone buying one for personal use.
Personally, I would only be interested if they built `townhouses`or `terraces`as they have on the streets of NYC or San Francisco-that is real `city living` for genuine homebuyers to my mind.
Of course,I admit,I am rather oldfashioned and very conservative!!!
Not to mention I am already well settled in my own `hut`and area and to be honest should not be giving an opinion!!!

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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 04:10:11 PM »
 beats living in carrickfergus I guess.

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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2019, 04:43:35 PM »
Holiday apartments have been very popular in most cities for quite some time so we may see a combination of commercial properties being converted into holiday rentals and residential homes.
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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 11:33:45 AM »


Advantages of city centre living:

Doorstep convenience for work ( for those who work in the city centre)

No need for the car, taxi, or any public transport ( unless you're Dianne Abbot).

Panoramic views, if that's your thing.

Night life on your doorstep

Disadvantages:

Top dollar to live in a shoebox

No garden

Exhorbitant service charge rates

Night life on your doorstep


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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 01:00:37 PM »
I really for the life of me, cant understand why anyone, would want to live in Belfast City centre.   ???
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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 06:06:46 PM »
I really for the life of me, cant understand why anyone, would want to live in Belfast City centre.   ???


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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 09:11:05 PM »
Near hand for all the charity shops.  :D

Good one, Kipper  :D

But think about it this way. If you are young and the bank of mum and dad has a few quid to spare, it's hardly going to appeal to you to live in the Belfast suburbs. You want The Arc or the Obel, or suchlike. I don't know the percentages but I imagine an increasing number of mainland and international students are coming to Belfast. It's a lot less risky to invest in Belfast, even with Brexit, than it is to invest in London. Belfast needs to capitalise on this. It is very much first-time buyer driven but it will have huge spin offs for the local economy. Homeowners or not.

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Re: City Centre Living: Belfast
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2019, 08:52:25 PM »
beats living in carrickfergus I guess.

Not so sure about that. Lol  :D
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