The new hotel, set to open in spring 2020, will feature 52-bedrooms property and will be the first hotel in Lisburn city centre.
The Haslem will be designed to “epitomise urban style” and reflect the needs of today’s hotel guests, with a contemporary open plan ground floor reception, lobby bar and restaurant, accessed from the central piazza. The development will also include a residents’ gym, conference room and an underground car park.
The property, which is aiming for four-star status, is a new concept for Beannchor, which owns and operates hotels and hospitality venues in Northern Ireland, including Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Hotel.
The food and beverage offering will focus on all-day casual dining for residents and non-residents.
Konstruct Interiors has been appointed as the main contractor for the project. Commenting ahead of work beginning this week, managing director, Martin Kernan, said: “This exciting new project is a great fit for our team; we look forward to working with Beannchor in the delivery of this new hotel for the City of Lisburn.”
Nicky McCollum, development director of Lisburn Square added: “We are delighted that construction of the Haslem Hotel has now started. Historically, Lisburn Square was regarded as a retail location but since Marcol took ownership in 2015, we have been working to re-position the scheme as a destination to eat, work, live and shop.
“The opening of Haslem will add to the eclectic mix of occupiers, with a number of other units within The Square also under negotiation.”