New plans are being consulted on to return The King’s Hall and its surrounding 16-acre site to public use as a modern centre for health and wellbeing.
The £100m proposals for redevelopment at King’s Hall have been brought forward by Benmore Healthcare Developments, part of the Benmore Group.
King’s Hall Primary Care Centre is the first phase of wider proposals that will eventually seek to deliver a range of onsite integrated health, community and leisure facilities; including care for older people, gym, restaurants and hotel.
The King’s Hall in Belfast is a local landmark synonymous for many years with the Balmoral agricultural show. As well as popular concerts from stand-out stars including Bruce Springsteen in 2013; The Pogues who appeared onstage on numerous occasions; and even the likes of David Bowie.
Plans propose to restore the art deco building to its ‘former glory.’
David Burrows, Chief Executive of Benmore Group outlined the group’s plans.
He said: “Our plan for King’s Hall is to create a landmark in healthcare. We will refurbish the art deco building restoring it to its former glory.
“Alongside a new adjoining building we will create a modern primary care centre.
“The overall development has a vision to create an integrated healthcare model which will be part of a wider lifestyle, leisure and well-being park.
“A space with care for the older people, hotel, gym, restaurants, crèche, and modern public and private healthcare facilities all located on one site. It will be an example of the highest quality primary and community care, improving people’s health and access to services, and create more than 500 sustainable jobs.”
Benmore will be seeking views from the community in the surrounding area through a series of public exhibition events to take place April – May that will form part of the proposals pre-application community consultation.