Assembly Rooms: Campaigners call for public ownership

Campaigners are calling for Castlebrooke Investments, the company behind the stalled Tribeca development, to hand over the Assembly Rooms situated at the corner of North Street and Waring Street in Belfast.

Article by Lyndsey Telford, From BBC News NI:

It’s one of Belfast’s most historically significant buildings – the city’s version of Dublin’s Leinster House, according to one expert.

It belongs to the English company behind the stalled Tribeca development and sits in a largely abandoned corner of the city centre.

Campaigners want it to be handed over to the public – to save it from “ruin”.

Castlebrooke Investments, which owns the listed building, said it has “worked proactively with all the relevant, statutory authorities” to ensure the building is protected.

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