Graham completes student accommodation in Belfast

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The Little Patrick Street accommodation has been delivered ahead of the 2020/21 academic year and boasts social and study spaces, mindfulness room and exterior areas

The project, carried out for Lacuna Developments and Watkin Jones Group for Student Roost, will ramp up the student accommodation offering in the city with a host of facilities and amenities.

Construction on the 12-storey, 430-bed site began in 2018 and over two years has given way to a contemporary student provision with multiple facilities.

The ground floor consists of cluster flats with adjoining living, dining and kitchen spaces as well as three self-contained studios, a plant room, bin store, admin space and social area.

Levels one to 11 take on the same format. Each floor consists of six-bedroom clusters, each with its own living, kitchen and dining spaces as well as seven studios.

Social and study rooms and a mindfulness space will offer tenants a complete lifestyle offering while two paved courtyards and bike shelters with raised planters and seating areas ensure the new building impresses both inside and out.

Paul Rush, site manager from Graham, said: “This project has been completed amid the most unprecedented circumstances, Covid-19 presented some challenges, but we are extremely proud of the concluded offering.

“We believe that this site will offer students studying at Ulster or Queen’s universities a premium accommodation setting in which they will thrive.”

Neil Howells, head of development for Student Roost, said: “We’re really pleased with Little Patrick Street, which is Student Roost’s fourth property in Belfast.

“Graham has delivered a fantastic property for our residents ahead of the new academic year, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

“We have put extra social distancing and hygiene measures in place to ensure these amazing new spaces can be safely enjoyed by our new residents. We’re looking forward to welcoming them to Little Patrick Street very soon.”

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