McAleer & Rushe has received planning permission for a 740-bedroom student housing scheme on College Avenue which it is developing for Queen’s University Belfast.

This is one of two student accommodation projects, which McAleer & Rushe have contracted to deliver in a £70m deal with Queen’s. The two student schemes, totalling more than 1200 bedrooms, will now be delivered by Summer 2018.

McAleer & Rushe Property Director Stephen Surphlis said:

“We are delighted to have achieved planning permission from Belfast City Council and we look forward to commencing construction on this major student accommodation scheme which will make a significant contribution towards the regeneration of this part of the city.”

Stephen continued:

The College Avenue development puts us well on target to deliver 7500 student bedrooms within 5 years, for many of the leading providers of student accommodation”.