Category: Property Industry News

6th November 2018
Plan for £14m, 15-storey student block

Plan for £14m, 15-storey student block

A Cookstown-based firm has submitted a planning application for a 15-storey structure in the centre of Belfast. Property developer McAleer and Rushe has submitted a bid to construct student accommodation between Great Victoria Street and the Dublin Road. The £14m Little Victoria Street project proposes the demolition of the existing buildings on the site and […]
2nd November 2018
Hagan Homes vows to construct 2,000 new NI homes in next decade

Hagan Homes vows to construct 2,000 new NI homes in next decade

One of Northern Ireland’s biggest house builders, Hagan Homes, has vowed to build 2,000 new homes over the next decade in a £300m investment. Founder and chairman of Hagan Homes, James Hagan, said he would build around 200 homes every year for a decade, which he announced as the company celebrates 30 years in business. Creating […]
29th October 2018
Belfast hotelier in plans to restore former Portrush bank building

Belfast hotelier in plans to restore former Portrush bank building

Andras Hotels, a leading Belfast hotelier, has submitted plans to restore and refurbish the former Northern Bank building in Portrush. Situated on Main Street, the listed building is adjacent to the proposed new 87-bedroom Andras Hotel at the former Londonderry Hotel site. The project will feature six serviced apartments alongside a cafe bar with the […]
11th October 2018
Belfast’s first ‘build to rent’ apartment scheme gets the thumbs-up from planners

Belfast’s first ‘build to rent’ apartment scheme gets the thumbs-up from planners

Plans for Belfast’s first ‘build to rent’ apartment scheme in the Cathedral Quarter have been given the nod by planners. Based in the city’s Academy Street, between Ulster University and The MAC, the £15m project is expected to create 110 jobs both directly and indirectly, during the construction phase and 25 when completed. A report […]
10th September 2018
Transformation of ex UTV building into student accommodation

Transformation of ex UTV building into student accommodation

Forming UTV building, Havelock House in south Belfast will become student accommodation after being recently purchased by a developer. This distinctive building sits on the City Centre end of the Ormeau Road. Havelock House was acquired by Olympian Homes who have recently finished a student accommodation.  Olympian Homes built a 474-bedroom development of student housing […]
14th August 2018
Belfast easyHotel officially opens its doors

Belfast easyHotel officially opens its doors

The first easyHotel in Northern Ireland has opened ahead of schedule. The ‘super budget hotel’ is located on Howard Street in Belfast City Centre. Boasting four floors, free WiFi throughout and a range of rooms including family rooms, double rooms, superior rooms and facilities to cater for those with disabilities, attached to the entrance is […]