Commissioning the Holyland and wider university area strategic studyIn September 2010, Belfast City Council commissioned Colin Buchanan & Partners (KPMG and Osbourne King) to develop proposals for a long term strategy for the Holyland and wider university area, which is set firmly within a city-wide context.
The first stage of this work was issued in November 2011 – the Baseline Report which evidences the key findings of the area, identifies best practice examples and key policy levers. The final report, completed by Louise Browne Associates, is now complete.
The study cost around £60,000 and was funded by Belfast City Council, Strategic Investment Board, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Queen's University Belfast, the University of Ulster and Belfast Metropolitan College.
Why was the study commissioned?
- To help gather evidence from residents and stakeholders on the issues affecting the Holyland and to help identify possible long and short-term solutions.
- To learn from the experience of the Holyland area so that the same experience is not replicated elsewhere in the city.
- To identify root causes of issues.
- To try to change the perception of the area, and promote the area as an attractive place to live and visit.