TQ Student Village

Student Accommodation development
Including Food & Beverage use

Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, BT3 9DT

About TQ Student Village

The Titanic Quarter Student Village is a proposed purpose built student accommodation development located on Titanic Boulevard in Titanic Quarter. The 'TQ Student Village' will consist of four blocks, varying in height from five to nine storeys. Situated between the new Olympic House office building and Belfast Metropolitan College, it has the capacity to house up to 1,200 students.

From 1879 to 1880, Harland & Wolff constructed an engine works, boiler shop, foundry, and related facilities, including pattern, joiners’, and smiths’ shops, as part of the shipyard's expansion. These shops were situated within the application site, as indicated on the 1884 OS map.

The lands underwent redevelopment, likely due to damage from the Luftwaffe Blitz in 1941, forming engineering works. By the 1960s, Queen's Island saw the launch of its final ship, marking a shift in the yard's operations to the new Building Dock at the head of Musgrave Channel. The engineering works were subsequently abandoned in the 1990s and eventually demolished. Since then, the site has remained empty.

In November 2009, Titanic Quarter Ltd submitted a planning application (Z/2009/1603/F) proposing the construction of a Financial Services Campus, with 55,740 square meters of space for Class B1(a) office and Class A2 financial services. It also includes mixed-use areas for retail, community activities, and restaurants totalling 5,937 square meters, along with parking for 583 vehicles, an access road, landscaping, and infrastructure. This application was approved in November 2010.

In April 2024, Watkin Jones Group and Lacuna Developments submitted a planning application (LA04/2024/0681/F) proposing a Purpose-Built Managed Student Accommodation development consisting of four blocks ranging from 5 to 9 storeys, totalling up to 35,850 square meters of floorspace. The development includes a café, communal facilities, landscaped courtyards, internal bin and cycle stores, PV array, disabled parking, public realm provisions, site works, and an extension of Titanic Boulevard to create a new junction with Hamilton Road.

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385000 ft²



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