The site at 22 – 36 Clifton Street is bound by Carrick Hill, Trinity Street and Lower Region Street.
Northview Developments and Resolve Planning & Development submitted an outline planning application in March 2015 proposing “phased demolition of existing buildings and construction of student housing units to include ground level car and bike-park, gymnasium and local retail units”.
The proposed development comprises communal spaces, gym and associated shower and change facilities, a meeting / cinema room, bicycle parking, car parking and bin storage at ground floor. Also proposed at ground floor is a coffee shop and convenience store with street frontage. Proposed for the upper floors are a number of different types of student rooms.
The base of the building is proposed to be stone clad and the main body of the building is in red brick. The building steps up from two storeys to ten storeys around a central landscaped courtyard area providing private amenity space for residents.
The application was refused by Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee on 19th January 2016. Northview Developments Ltd submitted a planning appeal to the Planning Appeals Commission in May 2016 although subsequently withdrew the appeal in October 2016.