Organisers ‘Harbour’ Ambitions For Biggest Culture Night Belfast Yet

Organisers ‘Harbour’ Ambitions For Biggest Culture Night Belfast Yet

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Culture Night Belfast will be even bigger and better this year thanks to principal corporate sponsor, Belfast Harbour, which is making its waterfront development at City Quays available as a venue. This year organisers are expecting a record 115,000 people will enjoy almost 300 events at over 100 different venues.  In just ten years Culture Night has grown from attracting …

Planning Permission Granted For Hume House Project

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Construction expected to start on student housing scheme before the end of the year. London-based Olympian Homes is committed to start on site at Hume House before the end of the year, following a positive vote at Leeds City Council planning committee on Thursday. The 37-storey building, located on Tower House Street, will provide 752 bedrooms of purpose built student …

Strong Office Sector Activity Boosts Irish Property Investment Market

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

A strong performance in the office sector has boosted the commercial property investment market in Ireland significantly in the first half of 2018, with transacted volume standing at €1.9bn, more than double the same period in 2017 and 4% above the H1 average, according to new research by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Ireland Investment Market Report H1 2018 found that …

Large Energy Users Warned Not To Ignore The Lessons Of Last Winter

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

While the UK and Ireland is enjoying one of the hottest summers in recent memory, large energy users have been reminded that they could save between 6 and 12 percent on their bills by reviewing their procurement strategies now and taking on board the lessons of last winter, according to an expert from Vayu Energy. The long period of unseasonably …

UCIT Help’s Put The ‘Sparkle’ Into Clearer Water

UCIT Help’s Put The ‘Sparkle’ Into Clearer Water

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A social enterprise based near Larne has had the ‘sparkle’ put into its business thanks to a £50K loan from Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to purchase a new automatic carbonator. Clearer Water, from Magheramorne, sources and bottles drinking water which is certified as among the best in the UK and Ireland.  The new carbonator has enabled the company to …

International Property Buyers Target Local Development

International Property Buyers Target Local Development

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A unique housing development in Broughshane, Co Antrim is attracting interest from international buyers. Antrim-based construction company Loft Estates is in the process of completing work on its award winning Copper Barns development, which sits on a 4.5 acre rural site overlooking Slemish Mountain and the Braid Valley. The £1.3m investment in three state-of-the-art homes, was part funded by Danske …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Northern Ireland Economy Set For Underwhelming Growth In 2018 And 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A slow start to the year and heightened uncertainty surrounding Brexit mean economic growth is likely to remain subdued, according to a new report from Danske Bank. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank is forecasting that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 0.9 per cent in 2018 and 1.1 per cent …

Glandore Invests £1m To Create New Co-Working Space In Belfast

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Ireland’s leading provider of flexible workspace, Glandore, has today opened a new co-working space at Arthur House in Belfast, following a £1m investment. The new Belfast co-working space will provide desk space for up to 70 members and is aimed at startup entrepreneurs, small businesses and FDI companies taking their first steps into Northern Ireland. Established in 2001, Glandore is …