Our Portland 88 development has helped to create the “smartest” homes in Northern Ireland. Featuring the very latest smart home intelligence systems, the high-specification apartments recognise the patterns and schedule of residents, allowing them to synchronise their lives and control heating, lighting and other appliances using a smartphone, anywhere in the world. To make it a reality, we converted a former car park into a seven-storey luxury apartment building of 88 turnkey units consisting of ten one-bedroom apartments, 74 two-bedroom apartments and four three-bedroom apartments. City living at the landmark building has been made even easier through the installation of one of the first car lifts in Ireland.
The constrained location of Portland 88 presented logistical challenges throughout the two-year construction process. On three out of the four sides of the building, particularly the front-facing position on the bustling Ormeau Road, we had to programme our construction activities, and supply chain deliveries, in consideration of commuter traffic, neighbouring residential properties and retail operations.
"It's been a pleasure dealing with both Barnett Developments and GRAHAM throughout the development of this landmark project"