Northern Ireland

Belfast student housing scheme sold to London-based group

The scheme on Great Patrick Street was given planning approval in January Image copyright FutureBelfast
Image caption The scheme on Great Patrick Street was given planning approval in January

A student housing scheme in Belfast, which recently received planning permission, has been sold.

The scheme on Great Patrick Street has been bought by London-based Olympian Group.

It had been owned by Yorkshire-based Patton Developments, which got the scheme through planning in January. The sale price has not been disclosed.

Construction is expected to begin in July 2016.

Simon Murray-Twinn, Chief Executive Officer of Olympian Homes, said the company was "excited to be bringing forward [the development]".

He said it would contribute to the regeneration of "this much neglected area of the city centre".