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Belfast council approves hotel plan for Crumlin courthouse site

By Ryan McAleer ·

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The former Crumlin Road Courthouse, which could be turned into a hotel

Developers have been granted permission to transform Belfast's former Crumlin Road Courthouse into a new hotel.

Belfast City Council's planning committee signed off on recommendations to grant both planning permission and listed building consent, including a new roof extension, for the historic building.

The old courthouse will become Liverpool-based developer Lawrence Kenwright's third hotel in the city.

The director of Signature Living is currently transforming the old Scottish Mutual Building, next to Belfast City Hall, into the new George Best Hotel.

Mr Kenwright is also pressing ahead with another hotel in the Cathedral Quarter, on the site of the former war memorial museum on Waring Street.

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The former Crumlin Road Courthouse, which could be turned into a hotel