The Loft Lines cores nearing full height in Belfast

As Belfast’s first Build to Rent development, The Loft Lines is set to be the city’s most sought-after riverside destination.

Construction at The Loft Lines Build to Rent development has reached the 14th floor | GRAHAM | Watkin Jones | Skope Projects | Lacuna Developments | Clanmil Housing Association | BTR News
Construction at The Loft Lines Build to Rent development has reached the 14th floor.

Contractor GRAHAM Group has announced that the central core at The Loft Lines Build to Rent development in Belfast has now reached the 14th floor. The scheme is being delivered by developer Watkin Jones and Legal & General, alongside Lacuna Developments and Clanmil Housing Association.

The announcement follows the construction progress made by GRAHAM earlier this month, and the first three out of seven cores which were out of the ground in February. Building progress has been moving forward smoothly since.

The Loft Lines will deliver 778 apartments including 151 affordable homes. With demand for new rental homes in Belfast continuing to outstrip supply, the new development will play an important role in bridging this gap.

Centred around three residential blocks of varying heights, significant thought has gone into the design of external landscaping with the homes set to be surrounded by high quality walkways and boulevards, and an urban woodland. A striking public square and waterfront promenade will welcome the wider community.

Amenities include sports and recreational spaces, gyms, flexible working space, private dining spaces, games rooms, cinema rooms and children’s play areas.

The Loft Lines is also one of the lowest carbon projects in Belfast to date, with an energy strategy that is all-electric and utilises low carbon heat pump technology with no fossil fuels. It is also Belfast’s first Build to Rent development, which is set to be the city’s most sought-after riverside destination.

Forward funded by Legal & General (L&G), practical completion is expected in summer 2026. The wider project team includes Todd Architects, Etive Consultants, Troup Bywaters + Anders, RPS Group and Tetra Tech.