Belfast’s Linen Quarter is home to an amazing selection of bars and restaurants not to mention two iconic concert venues in the shape of The Ulster Hall and The Limelight.

It’s already received a major boost in recent times with a number of new and revamped businesses opening in the area including Rita’s, Chinawhite, The Perch, The Sweet Afton, Acton & Sons, Fratelli, The Clayton Hotel and James Street South Bar & Grill. Also on the way is a new £30m four-star, 200-bedroom hotel at Windsor House.

Views are being sought to help shape the future development of the Linen Quarter area and the public consultation exercise will run until Friday March 11.

Linen Quarter area which lies to the south of Belfast City Hall

The proposals include introducing new public spaces, redefining streets and suggesting design guidance around new development in the Linen Quarter area.

The general public and key stakeholders including businesses in the area are now invited to view the draft document and share their ideas on how the Linen Quarter area will look in the future.

An exhibition illustrating the key elements of the vision for the area will be available to view in the Ulster Hall during February.

A public meeting will also take place in City Hall on Thursday February 18 at 5.45pm. People can provide feedback as well by completing an online questionnaire found in the council’s website at



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