In May 2020 planning permission was granted for the demolition of the existing office building and the construction of 17 apartments with amended access. Praxis has a changing need for office space with more employees working on a more flexible basis and splitting their time between home working and office working. Following the Covid-19 pandemic the workplace solution needs greater space for fewer employees.
At the same time Praxis’ existing headquarters office on Lisburn Road is no longer fit for purpose and in order to accommodate staff on a flexible basis they require an increase in office accommodation at Windsor Avenue to accommodate their corporate services.
These needs have led to the formulation of these proposals which will in essence see the roof space of the current building reconfigured, and an additional floor added to the rear block of the building. This will increase the size of the building by approximately 430 sqm.
We understand that change of any scale can be daunting and sometimes confusing and whilst not a statutory requirement for a scheme of this size Praxis and the design team would like to hear your views on these preliminary proposals. We have requested pre-application advice from the planning department in Belfast City Council but also want to hear you views. No application has been submitted and it is timely now to seek input from the public. But also want to hear your views