Approval Granted For One Of Northern Ireland’s Largest Ever Residential Planning Applications

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Leading private and social house builder, The Braidwater Group, has received approval from Belfast City Council Planning Committee for the construction of more than 650 social and affordable homes on a significant 75 acre site in west Belfast. Located beside the Glen Road, Glenmona is one of the largest applications ever received by Belfast City Council. It will represent a …

Whiterock Finance Invests In Recruitment Specialist Artemis Human Capital

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Whiterock Finance has today announced its first ever equity investment by backing specialist recruitment business Artemis Human Capital. The Belfast-based investment team, comprising Paul Millar, Rhona Barbour, David McCurley and Neil McCabe, has taken a minority stake in Artemis for an undisclosed sum and will also work with the business in an advisory capacity. Artemis was founded in 2014by businesswoman …

Pure Fitout Hits Milestone Of Creating 80 Jobs And Securing £15m Turnover In Five Years Of Ambitious Growth

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

UK and Ireland specialist contractor Pure Fitout has reached its five year target of creating 80 jobs and securing £15m turnover by delivering bespoke interiors for luxury brands, leisure operators and blue chip corporates. The Belfast-based company, which was established in 2015, is one of the fastest expanding fitout contractors in the UK, with continued year on year growth. Pure …

Brick And Mortar Retail Must Invest In Digital Capabilities To Recover From The Impact Of Pandemic

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

The retail sector must scale up its digital capabilities in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic if it is to attract people back to brick and mortar stores quickly, according to leading shopper engagement agency Velocity Worldwide. In a survey of over 2,000 UK consumers, the company found that 52 percent would visit a shopping destination more frequently if …

The Braidwater Group Reveals Plans For £450m Investment And 3,000 New Homes On Significant Derry-Londonderry Site

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading private and social house builder The Braidwater Group has today announced plans for a hugely significant £450m investment in a mixed-use development on a 100 hectare (c.250 acres) site in Derry-Londonderry, which is to be known as The Cashel. The site, which is located at lands west of Buncrana Road between Whitehouse Road and Benview Estate in Coshquin, is …

Farrans Appointed As Contractor On Iconic Infrastructure Project For Suffolk County Council

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans, has been appointed to construct the Gull Wing, Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing, by Suffolk County Council. Construction work on the £126.75m project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021, with the bridge opening in the summer of 2023. More than 50 employment and training opportunities will be created by …

Major £5m Investment Proposed For Crescent Link Retail Park As New Retailers Announced

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Crescent Link Retail Park in Derry-Londonderry, have today announced plans for a £5m investment project which will include the proposed expansion of the M&S Foodhall, the resizing and improvement of the Homebase store, the introduction of a new retailer, The Food Warehouse by Iceland, and the improvement of the car park to enhance accessibility and alleviate congestion for the residents …

NI Start-Up Mountain Technologies Reaches New Heights With Investment From HBAN Angel Investors

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Northern Ireland tech start-up Mountain Technologies Ltd has secured significant investment from a group of HBAN angel investors which will be used to market and launch its connected ski pass system designed for ski resort operators worldwide. The global ski and snowboarding market is huge, with over 125 million people engaged in the sports. In 2019 Americans alone spent $17.5 …

The Vantage To Provide The Next Generation Of Working Environment For Belfast’s Hybrid Workforce

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Grade A office building The Vantage will open on Belfast’s Great Victoria Street in the second quarter of 2021, with the £25m development set to create the next generation of working environment for the future hybrid workforce. Developer MRP, the property division of construction business McAleer & Rushe, has retained local architects Consarc Design Group along with interior design consultants …