This project is for a aparthotel and office development in the heart of Belfast City centre opposite the BBC’s HQ on Ormeau Avenue. The new landmark development, Bedford Yard, will deliver approximately 10,000 sq.ft lettable office space and a 154-room aparthotel with spectacular vistas across the city by refurbishing a vacant four-storey red brick former warehouse with newbuild aparthotel behind.
Working with client Andras House Ltd, a leading property development and hospitality company based in Belfast, our design for the aparthotel will add a new high-rise building to Belfast’s commercial core whilst securing and enhancing the appearance of the Victorian terrace that sits within the city’s historic Linen Conservation Area.
The refurbishment and transformation of the Victorian linen warehouse into an open-plan workplace environment delivering Grade A office accommodation in the historic heart of Belfast city centre, whilst adding economic benefits to surrounding cafés, restaurants and retailers.
An open-air courtyard will be located between the existing terrace and proposed aparthotel, accessed through a gated opening that harks back to the traditional Belfast ‘entries’.
The 14 storey aparthotel will offer panoramic views of the city from the upper floors, over the City Hall, Gasworks, Dublin Road and through to the Belfast Hills. Its elegant design combines brick, curtain walling and metal panels to echo the rhythm of vertical and horizontal elements of the existing Bedford Street.