Pride of Belfast: Ranked First AND Second Most Instagrammed Student Properties in the UK

Pride of Belfast: Ranked First AND Second Most Instagrammed Student Properties in the UK
31st May 2019 Imogen Jefferies

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BELFAST’S student accommodation properties have been ranked both first and second place by Student Roost as the top most-Instagrammed in the UK out of all their 50 properties around the UK.

Located just metres apart, in Belfast city centre, John Bell House and Swanston House have regularly been snapped on Instagram thanks to their eye-catching, period features.

John Bell House, in College Square East, was formerly home to Belfast Technical High School and Belfast Metropolitan College before being converted to student accommodation. Now owned and managed by Student Roost, John Bell House is home to over 400 students lucky to stay in the historic building with a grand hall, drawing room, study room, and an outdoor courtyard.

Built in the early 1900’s, it’s no wonder John Bell House has become a city landmark and one of Student Roost’s most-tagged student accommodation properties.

Residents regularly capture its grand ceilings and period features, as well as their own personal interior design touches to complete their home away from home. The features provide the perfect backdrop to any photos, particularly the students’ end of year formals.

Student Roost’s Swanston House development, in Queen Street, opened in Belfast in September 2018, offering the ultimate in modern living in a prime city centre location. Residents benefit from a cinema room, study room, outdoor courtyard, and communal lounge.

Queen Street was host to a number of important buildings throughout the 19th century, including The Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the Working Man’s Institute and Temperance Hall.

Swanston House was formerly home to Swanston & Bones’ linen shirt, collar and cuff manufactory and warehouse. The factory was built in 1890, during which Belfast was one of the largest producers of linen in the world. The interior of the building was turned into student flats, retaining the original Victorian façade.

Previous student generations may have been inclined to hide their university accommodation – with dingy rooms, faded curtains and old posters, but not this one. Residents at Swanston House have taken to Instagram to show off their flair for interior design and the personal touches they have made to their rooms. With brand new facilities and bright, spacious rooms, students are truly making this student accommodation feel like home.

Sarah Canning, Marketing Director at Student Roost, said: “We love seeing the personal touches that residents add to their rooms and the stunning images that are captured of the architecture of our historic properties. Seeing students proudly show off their new accommodation online really shows how far student accommodation has come. It is a privilege to see a building of such historical interest be brought back to life.”

Student Roost pioneers a customer-centric approach for private student accommodation; offering flexible tenancy lengths, tailored payment plan options and all-inclusive bills.

All Student Roost homes offer an environment for students to study, live and socialise in; encouraging a community among tenants and the highest quality of living while at university.

For further information about Student Roost accommodation in Belfast, visit https://www.studentroost.co.uk/locations/belfast.

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For further press information, please contact:
Yasmine Triana/Natalie Garland/James Richards
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: StudentRoost@Rooster.co.uk 

About Student Roost
Student Roost is home to over 18,500 students; one of the UK’s leading providers of purpose-build student accommodation.

Student Roost pioneers a customer-centric approach for private student accommodation; offering flexible tenancy lengths, tailored payment plan options and all-inclusive bills.

All Student Roost homes offer an environment for students to study, live and socialise in; encouraging a community among tenants and the highest quality of living while at University.

Founded in 2017, Student Roost is headquartered in Birmingham and operates 50 properties across 19 cities. The company is set to open two new sites in September 2019.

For more information, visit www.studentroost.co.uk, twitter.com/studentroostuk or www.facebook.com/StudentRoostUK/.