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Queen’s University Belfast

As an anchor institution of the city, contributing over £3billion to the economy annually, Queen’s University is developing an exciting estates masterplan over the next ten years, which will include the development of new and additional education, residential and recreational spaces.

With more than 25,000 students and 4,500 employed at Queen’s from almost 100 countries, campus life is diverse, rich and exciting.

Overall demand for purpose-built student accommodation is on the rise in Belfast and the university has indicated that it requires 2,500-3,000 more student bed spaces by the end of this decade.

Provision is underway of up to 800 bedrooms and 154 apartments across three Belfast sites, in response to this growing need. Additional investment and developments, close to Queen’s campus, are required to cater for the additional 1,700-2,200 student places required by 2030.

Queen’s, together with Ulster University, is leading on the development of the £200m capital build as part of the Belfast Region City Deal innovation pillar; a suite of five projects with a common thread of digital innovation. The three Queen’s-led projects are the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Global Innovation Institute and the Institute of Research for Advanced Clinical Healthcare.

Our ambition emphasises the key role that Queen’s will play in NI’s social and economic recovery, post-pandemic.