BTR specialist Watkin Jones masterminding scheme

Belfast City Council has granted permission for a 778-home development as part of the 5,000-home Titanic Quarter regeneration project.

The plans, by build-to-rent and student housing specialist Watkin Jones and Lacuna Developments, were approved at a meeting just before Easter.

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The scheme is part of the city’s Titantic Quarter development

The Loft Lines scheme, designed by local practice Todd Architects, will consist of three buildings ranging from 11 to 17 storeys in height. Two of the blocks will contain build-to-rent accommodation and the third will be for social housing.

The development is expected to be completed in August 2025, with work starting this summer. It also includes commercial and community floorspace, a new public square and promenade and landscaping.

The scheme is part of Belfast’s 185-acre Titanic Quarter regeneration project which is expected to deliver thousands of homes as well as commercial, tourism, education and retail schemes.