Portland 88

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Why Belfast?

Belfast has seen a massive change over the last ten years, enjoying the benefits of the peace dividend and a re-energised economic and social framework. Economic expansion in Northern Ireland has been widely forecast for the next few years, with EY Economic Eye (June 2019) reporting growth of 1.6% p.a. 

Fergal DeFraine, partner and head of FDI at EY Ireland, said “Northern Ireland should remain relatively resilient in its ability to attract FDI this year despite Covid 19, what we see is strong focus on value added services and around 80% are in Digital, Financial, Commercial and Media. My interpretation is that large corporations will continue the need to make investments which puts Northern Ireland in a strong position.” 

Mark Burns, M.D. UK Property investment firm Hopwood House said “In Belfast there is a clear need for high quality rental accommodation for students, young adults, international visitors and other lifestyle renters. This situation presents a clear opportunity for investors from all parts of the UK.” 

A severe lack of new city centre residential apartments for the young professionals moving into these jobs, represents a real opportunity for investors to get ahead of the curve in this marketplace with Portland 88. 

This development caters for city centre living as envisaged by Belfast City Council’s Belfast Agenda, which aims to see 70,000 more people living in Belfast by 2035.

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Belfast Housing Market Review

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According to new figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), there has been a 16% rise in the number of students from outside the EU beginning undergraduate degrees in the last year, bringing the number of total students between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University to 52,000. In June 2019, the Department for the Economy has announced that EU students starting university in Northern Ireland in 2020 will pay the same tuition fees as local students. 

The biggest development projects in decades in Northern Ireland are the £500m revamp of Queen’s University (ranked 174 in the world) and the recent move to its new city centre location of Ulster University’s campus at £400m. Ulster University is also ranked in the World’s top 20%. 

Many of these international students come to Belfast looking for more upmarket and high-end rental properties of which Belfast is currently short. Portland 88 provides an excellent solution, with some apartments already having been purchased by students or their parents.

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Package Deals on Apartments


Typical 2 Bedroom Apartment in Portland 88 

Typical Apartment Price £207,468 

Typical Gross Rent* £12,600 

Typical Gross Rental Yield 6.07% 


5 Apartments £203,000 x5 = £1,015,000 

Typical Gross Rent* £12,600 x5 = £63,000 

Typical Gross Rental Yield 6.21% 


10 Apartments £200,000 x10 = £2,000,000 

Typical Gross Rent* £12,600 x10 = £126,000 

Typical Gross Rental Yield 6.30% 


20 Apartments £197,000 x20 = £3,940,000 

Typical Gross Rent* £12,600 x20 = £252,000 

Typical Gross Rental Yield 6.40%

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The Development

As one of the first luxury apartment developments to be delivered in the centre of Belfast in the last decade, Portland 88 encapsulates the returning confidence in the city, situated in a prime location with key community facilities and amenities within a short walking distance. Apartments are specified to a high level and come complete with all kitchen appliances, carpets, flooring, washer/dryers, utility rooms, luxury bathrooms and en-suites and are ready to be let unfurnished. The entrance lobby has been carefully and tastefully designed to create a welcoming boutique hotel feel and is manned by a concierge. There are parking spaces available within the two storey garage contained within the building.

a trouble-free investment to protect your yields:

  • New building with 8 years remaining structural warranty
  • Built by Graham Construction – top 10 UK building company
  • Excellent local Management company
  • Strong maintenance schedule
  • High spec new appliances – no complaints from residents
  • Concierge operating in luxurious, hotel-style lobby
  • Electronic parcel collection/delivery service for residents
  • Other rental stock in Belfast often poor quality and low specification
  • Lack of competition from other new developments


Innovative design combined with meticulous attention to detail has set a new standard of opulence for contemporary Belfast living. All apartments come complete with carpets, flooring, fitted wardrobes and white goods. Locally sourced furniture packages available is required. To rent the only addition required is furniture…

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Contact Info

1 Portland View,
Dean Street,

Phone: 0117 929 3999

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