Portland 88

'Smart' living at Portland 88

View Project Overview Download Case Study

Project Overview

Client Barnett Developments
Value £12m
Expertise Building
Sector Residential
Timeline March 2017 - March 2019
Location Northern Ireland
Download Case Study
× Portrait Example

Project Summary

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 detail

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.

Project Gallery

"It's been a pleasure dealing with both Barnett Developments and GRAHAM throughout the development of this landmark project"

Ryan Dougan, Associate Director, Residential Development of Managing Agents, Colliers New Homes