Lesley Parklands

Residential development

Parklands, Knocknagoney Dale, BT4 2PS

About Lesley Parklands

Overview of Lesley Parklands

Lesley Parklands is a recently completed residential development located in Knocknagoney, on the outskirts of Belfast. This modern development replaces the older structures that once stood on the site and provides a range of contemporary living spaces.

Historical Background

Early Development

Before the 1960s, the Knocknagoney site saw very little development. During the 1960s, a social housing project led to the construction of a 45-unit apartment block, marking the beginning of significant development in the area.

Planning and Development Timeline

2008: Initial Planning Proposal

In March 2008, Sacron submitted a planning application (Z/2008/0728/F) proposing the construction of 165 apartments with covered parking and landscaped amenities. This application was approved in March 2015.

2015: Fire and Market Listing

  • April 2015: A fire broke out at the Parkland flats, requiring seven fire appliances to extinguish. Three people were rescued, and the flats were subsequently vacated due to extensive damage.

  • October 2015: The 3.43-acre Parklands site was listed for sale by Simon Brien, seeking offers around £2.25 million.

2016-2018: Planning and Market Changes

  • September 2016: Fire crews responded to another blaze at the Parkland flats.

  • December 2016: Kirk Bryson & Co. Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/0043/F) for demolishing the existing building and constructing 104 apartments with a fitness suite, parking, and landscaping. This application was approved in January 2018, but the development did not commence, and the site was re-listed by Osborne King for £3.95 million.

2018-2019: New Development Plans

  • December 2018: HB Building Property Services Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2019/0025/F) for demolishing the existing structure and constructing 90 apartments with associated amenities. This application was approved in September 2019.

2020-2022: Construction and Completion

  • August 2020: Demolition and site enabling works began, followed by the construction of the new apartment block.

  • November 2021: HB Building Property Services Ltd submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) (LA04/2021/2661/PAN) for 90 apartments with changes to house types, balconies, and elevations. This proposal was under construction.

  • March 2022: A planning application (LA04/2022/0510/F) was submitted, seeking approval for 90 apartments with additional changes. This application was recommended for approval by the Belfast City Council Planning Committee in August 2022.

  • November 2022: P&K McKaigue Ltd successfully handed over the 90-unit Lesley Parklands apartment development in three phases, completed in September, October, and November 2022.

Project Information

Start Date

August 2020

Completion Date

November 2022





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