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Belfast Telegraph reader wins rent-free year at luxurious Portland 88 apartment

By Staff Reporter

Meet the winner of the Belfast Telegraph’s competition to win a rent-free year living at Belfast’s first “smart” apartments at Portland 88.

Barnett Developments and the Belfast Telegraph recently ran the exciting ‘Live Here for a Year’ competition offering one lucky reader the chance to win.

The winner was announced at Sunday’s grand final in the development with Graham Pollock taking home the keys to a fabulous new apartment.

Located at the foot of the Ormeau Road, the stylish Portland 88 apartments are currently on sale and offer residents a luxurious space in the heart of the city.

The award-winning properties allow residents to effortlessly control much of their day-to-day living via their smartphone.

On Sunday three finalists were invited to Portland 88 for the live final, taking part in a draw which would decide the prize they would take home.

As the apartments boast Northern Ireland’s first smart mail and package delivery lockers, called BringMe boxes, finalists took their chances, each selecting a mailbox which would contain their prize — either the keys to the winner’s apartment or one of two £1,000 cheques.

An interior view of the property
An interior view of the property

As well as discovering the top prize in his BringMe box, Graham also walked away with a £700 bicycle from Chain Reaction Cycles — something which those purchasing an apartment in the development also have the option of receiving instead of purchasing a car parking space.

Speaking about his win, a delighted Graham said: “I’m totally shocked and pleased. It’s a fantastic apartment and I can’t wait to move in. I work in the city centre so it’s going to be really handy to get into work, especially with the bike. There’s no excuse for being lazy anymore.”

Runners-up, Katie Millar and Aidan Mulcahy, were delighted to walk away with £1,000 each.

Guil Nascimento of Barnett Developments said: “We want to extend a huge congratulations to all the finalists of the Portland 88 and Belfast Telegraph competition. The giveaway was phenomenally successful and we’re delighted to welcome Graham to Portland 88 for a year of stylish and smart living in Belfast city centre.”

Ryan Dougan of Colliers New Homes said: “Colliers New Homes is excited for the lucky winner to live in Portland 88 rent-free for a year. Graham will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of Belfast right on their doorstep.

“After spending a year of sleek, city centre living, the draw to purchase an apartment and become a permanent Portland 88 resident will be irresistible.”

To find out more about living at Portland 88, visit or call Colliers on 028 9024 4000.

Graham with runners-up Katie Millar and Aidan Mulcahy
Graham with runners-up Katie Millar and Aidan Mulcahy

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