Aurora Tower, Belfast

Rapport Architects and 5 Plus Architects (formerly HKR Manchester) collaborated on this ground breaking project in Belfast’s Great Victoria Street to provide a unique 37 storey residential tower that would provide a dramatic addition to the city’s skyline, as well as providing a key catalyst to re invigorate Belfast’s ‘golden mile’ at ground level.

The building is 109m tall, and provides 300 studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments. In addition the proposal provides residents with a luxury pool and spa complex, and a pool of city cars . The frontage along Great Victoria Street is activated by a large retail unit with a ‘floating’ conference room suspended over the building’s lobby.

If completed the building would be the highest residential building with a single stair core in the UK and Ireland. A unique facade system was designed to allow safe natural ventilation at levels where wind speed and strength can be extremely high.

The project was withdrawn from the planning process in 2011, and is currently on hold.

Aurora Tower, Belfast
Aurora Tower, Belfast
Aurora Tower, Belfast
Aurora Tower, Belfast