The former King’s Hall site in south Belfast is being transformed into a £100m healthcare and leisure development, which it claims will create 500 new jobs.
The huge 16-acre site on the Lisburn Road is being developed by Benmore Healthcare Developments. The firm wants to create a ‘primary care centre’, alongside a leisure park, residential care, gym, restaurants and a 160-bedroom hotel.
The move to create one large integrated medical facility was proposed under Transforming Your Care, which was a review into the health system in Northern Ireland.
David Burrows, chief executive of Benmore Group, said: “The King’s Hall is a Belfast landmark synonymous for many years with the Balmoral agricultural show. Our plan for King’s Hall is to create a landmark in healthcare. We will refurbish the art deco building, restoring it to its former glory. Alongside a new adjoining building, we will create a modern primary care centre.