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Move to town centre living continues with new apartment plans in Ballymena

Church Street, Ballymena

Premises for proposed redevelopment (outlined in yellow) on Church Street, Ballymena


The move to town centre living looks set to continue with plans lodged in recent weeks for a mixed apartment and retail development in Ballymena.


Lodged in the name of Ms Nicole Doherty of Deck Chair Developments Ltd, the proposal concerns premises on the corner of Church Street and Meeting House Lane (73-77 and 79-81 Church Street). The premises, most recently used as a hair and beauty training school, and a retail unit, have been vacant since around 2018.



The applicant is seeking approval for reconfiguration, refurbishment and alterations of the existing buildings on the site to provide retail space alongside six residential units.


Proposed front elevation of development

Above: Proposed front elevation of development

Proposed side elevation of development

Above: Proposed side elevation of development

Proposed rear elevation of development

Above: Proposed rear elevation of development


Overall the proposed development includes:


Ground Floor

• x2 retail units accessed from Church Street.

• x1 two bedroom apartment on ground floor

• Car parking area to rear of premises


First Floor

• x3 two bedroom apartments

• x1 one bedroom apartment


Second Floor

• x1 two bedroom apartment

• communal private amenity roof terrace at rear



Above: Floor plans for ground, first and second floors.


The proposal incorporates a newly configured apartment lobby that can be accessed from both Church Street and the car parking area at the rear of the building with an entrance/exit to Meeting House Lane.


The application will be considered by planning officers at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in the months ahead.



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