£75m listed newspaper office scheme to be named after vendors’ cry

AHMM has submitted plans for a £75m regeneration in Belfast in which it will reprise the running track from the top of the White Collar Factory on London’s Old Street roundabout and its scrapped Google headquarters in King’s Cross.

It plans to refurbish the listed former headquarters of the Belfast Telegraph, the 1886 Seaver building and to redevelop the rest of the city centre site.

This will see 230,000sq ft of workspace created across seven floors, with a public atrium and walkway on the ground floor, alongside retail. The roof will contain a running track, terraces and break-out spaces.

The project, which is close to Ulster university, is called The Sixth, inspired by the newspaper vendors’ cry, “Sixth Late Tele” as they sold the evening edition.

Developer on the scheme, a joint venture between the city council and local firm, contractor and developer McAleer & Rushe, says the project will be a focal point of a wider emerging creative district serving the education, culture, media and technology sectors.

AHMM's Belfast Telegraph project - The Sixth - View from Cathedral Gardens

AHMM’s Belfast Telegraph project - The Sixth - View from Cathedral Gardens