Deloitte Real Estate Crane Survey shows resurgence of development in Belfast

Deloitte Real Estate Crane Survey Shows Resurgence of Development in Belfast

Alastair Luke Corporate

Construction in Belfast is at its highest level since 2008, with eleven development schemes completed in the city during 2016, according to a new report released today by Deloitte. The report, the first Belfast Crane Survey produced by Deloitte Real Estate, shows a total of 30 schemes under construction or recently completed in the city. This includes four new educational …

Air-Tastic Bounces Into Bangor With New Trampoline Park

Air-Tastic Bounces Into Bangor With New Trampoline Park

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Air-tastic, which is part of the Funky Monkeys brand, has secured a loan from the Growth Loan Fund to open its first indoor trampoline park in Bangor, creating 30 new jobs. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – has been provided by Invest Northern Ireland …

Major New Office Plan Signals Next Step Forward In Growth of CDE

Major New Office Plan Signals Next Step Forward in Growth of CDE

Alastair Luke Corporate

County Tyrone based manufacturing company CDE Global has today revealed plans to invest in building a new, multi-million pound state-of-the-art office complex at its headquarters in Cookstown. The new office development which will house 400 people has received planning permission and is expected to begin construction in February 2017, with a view to being completed within 18 months. CDE Global …

MCE’s Head of Consumer PR Takes on Top Role as CIPR NI Chair

Niamh Parker Consumer

~Sinead Doyle Sworn in as CIPR NI Chair & Pledges to Push Forward Drive for Professionalism in PR ~ MCE’s head of consumer PR, Sinead Doyle has taken on the top role with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in Northern Ireland. She officially took on the post as CIPR NI Chair at the Institute’s Northern Ireland AGM on …

Olympian Homes, Gilbert-Ash - Great Patrick Street student dvelopment

Gilbert-Ash Commences Construction on £22m Student Accommodation Project

Alastair Luke Corporate

Construction and fit-out firm Gilbert-Ash has commenced construction work on a 474 bedroom student accommodation scheme at 28-30 Great Patrick Street in Belfast, which will see an overall investment of £37m in the city. The design and build contract is worth £22m to Gilbert-Ash. The project is being developed by Olympian Homes and is expected to be completed in late …

£4 million investment announced for The Outlet

£4 Million Investment Announced For The Outlet

Alastair Luke Planning

The Lotus Group, owner of The Outlet, has announced a multi-million pound investment to reinvigorate the well-known retail destination in Banbridge. The investment will include the installation of a modern covering of the Mall, made from a transparent plastic membrane and a first for a retail park in Northern Ireland. It has been used in the Eden Project in Cornwall, …

Centra Live Every Day Campaign Launch

Alastair Luke Events

MCE worked with Centra to launch their ‘Live Well’ strategy, which formed an integral part of the brand’s new ‘Live Every Day’ campaign. Guests were invited to come along to the Factory in the MAC to meet the new Live Well Programme Ambassadors, Shane McGuigan & Bridgeen Rea as well as to celebrate the existing Ambassadors Jane McClenaghan & Johnny …

New Restaurant Brings 25 Jobs To East Belfast

New Restaurant Brings 25 Jobs To East Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ballyhackamore’s growing attraction as a hospitality destination has been boosted with the opening of a new restaurant that has created 25 jobs following a £250,000 investment. The investment in Cyprus Avenue has been part supported by Danske Bank. The new eatery has been opened by Richard McCracken, a chef with over 12 years’ experience, working in Scotland, London and Paris. …

Coach McGuigan Joins Forces with Centra to Get NI Fighting Fit!

Niamh Parker Consumer

~ Centra introduces top team of experts to encourage Northern Ireland to Live Well Every Day ~ LEADING convenience retailer Centra has teamed up with Carl Frampton’s award-winning and highly respected coach, Shane McGuigan, along with a top team of Ambassadors, to help inspire the people of Northern Ireland to Live Well Every Day. Centra’s ‘Live Well’ strategy, which forms …

Michael Johnson, managing partner at Carson McDowell

Record Year for Carson McDowell Solicitors In 2016

Alastair Luke Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, Carson McDowell, today announced a 25 per cent increase in turnover to £13.5m in 2016, following a successful year across all business areas. The firm’s pre-tax profits in the 12 months to April 30, 2016 increased by 14 per cent to £6.9m, driven by growing confidence in the Northern Ireland economy and an increase …