§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What projects have been awarded Urban Development Grants in each of the past five years in East Belfast; and how much each project was awarded and for what purpose. [HL4779]
§ Baroness Amos
A total of £1,904,613 has been awarded to schemes in East Belfast since 1999–2000 with £836,583 paid out to date. In the current financial year, 2003–04, an additional scheme is currently under consideration with potential total grant award of £92,000. A summary of those schemes awarded urban development grant in the past five years is shown below:
Financial Year Awarded Scheme Description Property Address Total Grant Aid & Fees¹ 1999–2000 Refurbishment of Wholesale Warehouse. Castlereagh Street £212,030 New Build Retail Units. Beersbridge Road £97,500 2000–01 Refurbishment to provide ground floor retail unit and upper floor apartments. Castlereagh Street £113,697 2001–02 Refurbishment of existing and vacant retail units. Newtownards Road £60,597 Construction of 3-storey office building. Lomond Avenue and Holywood Road £76,939 2002–03 Refurbishment of existing building for office and retail accommodation. Albertbridge Road £502,263 Refurbishment of existing premises for office and retail use. 395–407 Newtownards Road £222,426 Refurbishment and Extension of Existing Office Block. Albertbridge Road £87,000 Construction of shop/retail unit. Castlereagh Street £41,725 Construction of office and retail units. Ravenhill Road £32,811 Refurbishment and Extension of fast food outlet. Dee Street £14,080 2003–04 New Build office development. Albertbridge Road £90,088 New Build retail units with apartments above. Albertbridge Road £277,200 Refurbishment of existing premises for motorcycle sales showroom. Albertbridge Road £76,257 1Includes schemes at various stages of development, from just started to fully completed and paid out.