PBSA Little Victoria Street / Bruce Street, Belfast

Belfast was the last major University city in the UK to adopt the Purpose Build Student Accommodation (PBSA) model and requirements from both local and international students continues to grow.

This scheme brought forward for developers MRP and a major operator in the UK PBSA market, contains a mix of cluster units and individual studios.

The long and narrow site presented particular challenges to develop  an efficient layout for the operator, but also in getting enough unit numbers into the development to ensure viability.

Considering time was spent with the city’s planners during the Pre-app process i debating form, materiality and building height – where the seventeen storey solution that finally gained approval, sitting comfortably within a group of taller buildings emerging in this part of the city centre.

  • Client

    McAleer & Rushe

  • Locations


  • Role

    Architect / Lead Consultant

  • Procurement

    Design and Build

  • Stage

    Due to Complete