GRAHAM celebrates LIV Student York Street complex ‘topping out’
GRAHAM has achieved a major milestone in the construction of the LIV Student Belfast complex (81-107 York Street, Belfast), and marked the occasion with a “topping out” ceremony.
Representatives from the privately-owned contractor gathered with senior management from developers, Valeo Group, to celebrate the installation of the highest fixing of the project, which will be one of the largest student accommodation developments in Belfast.
Scheduled for completion in September 2021, LIV Student Belfast is set to offer a unique and refreshing approach to student living, and will support the new Ulster University campus in the city centre.
Ranging from 12 to 14 storeys, the complex will provide 576 en-suite bedrooms; shared communal areas and kitchens; 141 studios; retail units; a ground floor carpark; and landscaped courtyard areas.
Groundworks for the £35.9m scheme began in July 2019, and Jonathan Hall, GRAHAM Regional Managing Director, is delighted with the smooth progress to date. He said: “It is a tremendous achievement for our team, in partnership with Valeo, to have reached the topping out milestone. The quality of the build to this point has been exceptional, and I am confident the prospective students who will come to live and study within the high-end complex will be impressed by the exemplar design, and the innovative incorporation of internal and external communal space.
“We are proud to be working alongside Valeo to realise its vision of developing these contemporary residences that will enhance the well-being of students, and help to transform their learning experience.”