Northern Ireland

Belfast visitors' centre to move to another location

Royal Avenue, Belfast
Image caption The city centre office is moving around the corner

Belfast's main tourist office is being moved to another location at a cost of approximately £1.62m.

The Belfast Welcome Centre, run by Belfast City Council, currently occupies the first floor of a building in Donegall Place.

The council has approved the move to a new ground floor location at a building in Donegall Square which, previously housed a branch of the Northern Bank.

It is understood the new building will require a refit.

The council said a ground floor site was more appropriate for a tourist centre and is hoping the Northern Ireland Tourist Board will meet half the cost of the move.