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John Bell House College Square East

Project Info

  • Project Category:
    Student Accommodation
  • Project Name:
    John Bell House College Square East
  • Client:
    Watkins Jones & Sons & Lacuna Developments
  • Location:
    John Bell House College Square East
  • Architect:
    Hamilton Architects

Project Overview

The 5 storey historic building constructed in 1902, was transformed into a luxury student accommodation seamlessly blending old and new. Original and ornate features throughout the building complement modern 21st century living and stylish design with striking stain glassed window backdrops.

Designed to attract students across Belfast, the landmark restoration project included the buildings complete redevelopment providing 413 student units split between 119 Studio’s, and 294 no. bedrooms with communal lounge/kitchen facilities.

The transformed building sees an oak panelled study space situated on the ground floor, whilst the grand hall has been converted into a stunning social space for students, complete with TV and games, and the perfect venue for social events

Key Features

  • Historic Grade B+ Listed Building
  • Asbestos removal
  • Accommodates 413 students
  • City Centre location
  • Refurbishment
  • Restricted site
  • New access routes
  • Studio & En-suite bedrooms
  • Kitchen/study areas
  • Indoor & Outdoor communal amenity areas