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Belfast has an enviable track record in attracting investment

Investment and Development Opportunities

As the capital of Northern Ireland and powerhouse of the local economy, Belfast has an enviable track record in attracting investment.

NI is home to nearly 1,225 international companies including global brands like PWC, Allstate and Citigroup (link opens in new window).

Belfast is ranked as the UK’s second most attractive city after London, particularly in the technology and financial services sectors. 

Our skyline has changed dramatically in recent years, with the development of new Grade A office space, hotels and purpose-built student accommodation. Additional investments in cultural, hospitality and transport infrastructure, and public spaces mean that Belfast is a culturally vibrant, energetic city where people want to work, live and visit.

With bold ambitions to become home to an additional 66,000 residents and increase the number of homes in the city by 31,600 by 2035, we have a renewed focus on delivering city centre housing.

The new Ulster University campus in the heart of the city has resulted in significant investment in purpose-built student accommodation, bringing new residents and vitality into the city centre. Students and the growing city-centre workforce are fuelling the demand for city centre residential accommodation.

Belfast City Council is working in collaboration with private and public sector partners to bring residential opportunities to the market to meet this growing demand.

Belfast ranked in Top 5 UK Residential Investment Cities.

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