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Plans for Ulster Uni accommodation submitted

Words: Roger Milne
University of Ulster artists impression

Plans for a nine-storey, 200-bedroom privately-run student accommodation block next to the University of Ulster’s new Belfast campus have been submitted

The proposal for the housing for students will involve the demolition of an existing building at the junction of York Street and Frederick Street.
The application has been submitted by McNeill properties, from Newtownards. The application states that the block will be laid out as en-suite study bedrooms with communal kitchens serving groups of five rooms. The accommodation will be “fully managed” and “car free”.
The latest proposal is the second private plan submitted for student housing next to the £250 million campus development (pictured above), which is under construction. Permission has already been given to convert an office building.
Once finished, the campus will consist of three new buildings, including what the university describes as a “landmark” build next to its existing campus on York Street.