The Queens Parade Redevelopment Scheme

"Bangor Marine Limited"

New Revised Plan

Queens Parade Proposed Plan

The proposed development seeks to transform the wider Queen’s Parade and marina area with the development of a hotel, retail, office, community, cultural and recreational space, in addition to eateries, a residential development as well as the creation of new public squares and courtyards.

Detailed Layout Plan
· Car parking has been tucked away
under the public squares and will be
accessed from Southwell Road

· Pedestrian movements have been
prioritised on Queen’s Parade in order
to connect the site to the waterfront

· Creation of new streets and laneways
accessed from Main Street

· New public open spaces including
Market Square providing a visual
link to the waterfront
(the space will be slightly larger than St Anne Square, Belfast)
Key Elements.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.2 MB]

£50 Million Seafront Development Plan Agreed

Bangor Marine Ltd has been appointed to take forward a major £50 million regeneration project of Queen's Parade in Bangor.

The scheme will transform the County Down town's seafront, bringing new houses, shops, offices and employment opportunities to the area.

Bangor Marine has been awarded the contract by the Department for Communities, which Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg said will support the vitality of the employment and tourism industry. She commented: "The new hotel and cafes will encourage more tourists to visit Bangor and help to support the retail offering and enhance the evening economy. The new homes will lead to more people living in Bangor again supporting local consumer outlets. When combined with new offices, this development will help to create new employment opportunities and breathe new life back into Bangor."

The proposed scheme includes the following additions to the seafront: 

• children's play area and water feature

• sheltered promenade and kiosks

• marine gardens public realm combining external events space

• seafront lawns

• a 70-80 bed hotel

• a destination/cinema building

• residential units

• commercial, retail & restaurant spaces

• a play zone

• refurbishment of existing commercial properties

• 200 space car park

• market place & courtyard squares.


Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Richard Smart, said the regeneration of Queen's Parade is "critical" for the future of Bangor and of maximising the economic growth potential of the area.

The Cinema/Arts Centre

CGI Images Released on November 2020


New Computer Generated Images of Proposed Cinema/Arts Centre


Computer Generated Image just released showing the proposed cinema on "The Market Place" ...a new public square created as part of the Queens Parade development

Key features include:-

•Stone clad ground floor level with set back colonnade Cinema entrance detail.

•Recessed windows and set back fascia details to contain a branding / advertising space.

•Feature 4.8m high oriel windows that are located to take advantage of key views out and moments within the building.

•Side window –located at the top of the main circulation stair and framing a view down to Main Street.

•The main front window facing the bar and overlooking the Market Place; and a smaller window on axis with the circulation in to and out of the cinema screens.

On closer consideration of the design we can appreciate the natural stone cladding adorning the pillars and ground floor elevations.
The protruding and recessed fenestration is perfectly balanced to provide shelter and to capitalize on the stunning waterfront views.




The building can be purposed for Bangor's many festivals including Open House and Sea Bangor etc.
Hopefully the many positive elements of the building will grow in favour as its purpose and potential is realised.




The protruding and recessed fenestration is perfectly balanced to provide shelter and to capitalize on the stunning waterfront views.


Planning Design Addendum - 29th July 2020

Full Design Addendum as submitted on 29th July 2020
Design Addendum July 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.2 MB]

Same Apartment block as seen from Southwell Road end of Queens Parade

Hotel and Waterfront
The Market Place
Steps & Ramp to the "Market Place"
The Hotel - Queens Parade Frontage
New Mews Houses at King Street
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