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Queen's University reaches accommodation agreement with city centre provider

LIV Belfast includes 717 units at the corner of York Street and Little Patrick Street.

QUEEN'S University has announced a new arrangement with a private student accommodation provider.

LIV Student said it provide accommodation at the same cost and terms and conditions that are applied at the university-owned accommodation.

Containing around 717 units, the LIV Student complex next to the new Ulster University campus on York Street, is among the largest student housing schemes in the city.

The LIV operation is owned by the Valeo Groupe, a multinational that specializes in accommodation for students and older people.

Queen's said it provides accommodation for over 3,500 students across its own buildings. But in order to meet the needs of an increased number of students wishing to study in Belfast, the university said it was keen to secure extra spaces as a contingency.

Caroline Young, director of Student Plus which oversees Queen's accommodation, said: “This arrangement enables us to be better placed to meet the demand and provide the option of city centre living which some students may prefer.

“We are also working closely with transport providers so that a good service is available between the university and the city centre.”

Claire Preston, of LIV Student, Belfast, added: “LIV is committed to providing high quality accommodation for the city's growing student population and we are pleased that we have reached this agreement with Queen's University.

“Our location is at the heart of the city and we are keen to play our part in supporting the overall goal of promoting city centre living in a fast growing area of Belfast.”

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