Botanic Link, Belfast

A highly technical and complex project to deliver 253 student bed spaces over 5 storeys in Belfast city centre.

85 Weeks
Project Duration

CA Ventures

The Project

This scheme is being delivered through a JCT Design & Build Contract as a tranche of 3 across the UK for a leading student accommodation provider.

This unique scheme is being built on a 20-year old podium previously constructed for another scheme by Farrans which runs directly over the main railway route into Belfast city centre. We worked with the client through a PCSA period to ensure the structure was suitable for this scheme. The project provides a mixture of cluster beds and studios, with living, kitchen and study rooms provided within the building.

Services & Expertise

This scheme brings together Farrans’ building and civil engineering divisions to deliver a technically challenging and complex project. This build is a lightweight steel met-sec structure on a new concrete transfer slab. Our design responsibility extends to dealing with the planning authority along with responsibility for fire and, importantly, acoustic considerations given the railway. Our construction programme has been agreed with Translink so as not to impact on the public transport route.