Construction work to create 150,000 sq ft of new Grade ‘A’ offices in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is underway. Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter are co-promoting the development of ‘Olympic House’, which on completion will facilitate 1500 jobs in a modern, efficient and sustainable working environment.
Local contractor O’Hare and McGovern Limited has been appointed to construct ‘Olympic House’ which will support approximately 250 construction jobs.
The development occupies a prominent position within Belfast Harbour Estate, located in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter alongside a diverse portfolio of neighbours including Belfast Metropolitan College, Citi Group, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Catalyst, and the area’s leading tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast.
Olympic House will be a Grade ‘A’ office building comprising two linked blocks of six and seven storeys including a feature atrium providing high levels of daylight. The flexibility of the design enables the building to be let on a floor-by-floor or block-by-block basis to suit occupier requirements. The building will also offer basement bicycle and car parking and the location benefits from excellent public and sustainable transport connections.
Graeme Johnston, Belfast Harbour’s Property and Place Director, said:
“Belfast Harbour’s ambition to develop a thriving economic hub for the region has never been more relevant, as we work with key partners to support the NI economy to ‘Build Back Better’ from the pandemic crisis.
“Our partnership commitment to develop Olympic House will facilitate 1,500 jobs when complete and we are pleased to play our part in supporting 250 local construction industry jobs, as building work gets underway. The development will be one of the most modern office buildings in the City, offering accommodation which will support both growing indigenous businesses and new market entrants.”
James Eyre, Commercial Director, Titanic Quarter, said:
“This is a very exciting development for Titanic Quarter. We are pleased to see work commencing which will add a further 150,000 sq ft of Grade A office space to support the growth of our local economy. Over £480m has already been invested in Titanic Quarter which has attracted a diversified range of local and global occupiers who have established or expanded their Northern Ireland operations here. This is another important milestone as we move from masterplan to reality and we look forward to welcoming interest from occupiers.”
Seanie O’Hare, OHMG Construction Director, said:
“This is an exciting and prestigious development in an area of historical importance, and we will be working with some of the best in the construction industry.
“It sends out a hugely significant message to local, national and international investors that Belfast is continuing to build for the future, and OHMG are delighted to be part of that process.”
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