Council Receives Planning Application to Transform the Former Bank Building into a Multipurpose Community Hub


The Council has today (15th Sept 2020) confirmed that it has received a planning application from Kilcooley Women's Centre.

The proposed changes will see the Grade 2 listed buildings ground floor transformed to a social/community hub with flexible space for exhibitions, or to present/stage local arts and educational projects or events.

The first floor is to become a suite of quality office spaces that will provide businesses and organisations an opportunity to rent space on a flexible basis.


For futher information please download the full design statement below:-

THE MARKET HOUSE - Design and Access Statement
The full design statement produced by InSideOut Architects
Northern Bank - Design and Acess Stateme[...]
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THE MARKET HOUSE - Proposed Ground Floor Layout

THE MARKET HOUSE - First Floor with Rooftop Terrace

The Danske Bank Building (formerly the Northern Bank) was for much of its history a municipal building which performed several social functions throughout its existance. 

The Ward Male Female & Infant School - c1890

The building (c1820) was originally a Market place and a Courthouse, then a Schooolhouse (c 1890) and in 1933 it became Bangor's Town Hall until 1952 when it was sold to the Belfast Banking Company later to become the Northern Bank and finally the Dankse Bank.

Note: Hamilton Road Parish Church now has its Spire
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