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 PLY Design to create what will be a very attractive working environment for potential occupiers and their employees.

Construction has already commenced during which 150 jobs will be supported, with a further 750 permanent roles to be facilitated within the building across a range of business sectors upon completion of the works.

The extensive refurbishment and two floor vertical extension will boast 67,500 sq ft of premium city centre office space with a contemporary and corporate design aimed at attracting a dynamic mix of business types.

The Vantage will fit traditional working arrangements and also appeal to companies who are adjusting to a more flexible, hybrid working model, where remote working can fit seamlessly into their daily operations.

It will benefit from unparalleled panoramic views from the 11th floor penthouse balcony, an impressive double height feature reception, high tech turnstile security and a range of staff wellbeing amenities including showers, drying cupboards, changing facilities and bicycle storage.

The property, which sits opposite Great Victoria Street bus and train station, is perfectly positioned to benefit from Translink’s new Transport Hub development.

Stephen Surphlis, Managing Director of MRP said:

“The Vantage is a real show of confidence in the local economy following the disruption caused by coronavirus.  We are excited to be bringing to the market a building that offers tenants a truly next generation working environment. Born for 21st century industry, the building’s city centre positioning and unrivalled transport connections offer tenants an enviable location at the centre of all that Belfast has to offer. The excellent natural light combined with attractive open ceilings creates a superb environment where employees can collaborate, be inspired, be comfortable, thrive and grow.  Conscious that more people than ever before will be connecting with colleagues virtually, the building will also be certified for the highest level of internet connectivity.”

Lambert Smith Hampton and Osborne King have been jointly appointed as letting agents for the project. Greg Henry from Lambert Smith Hampton said:

The Vantage offers a level of quality that more than meets the needs of today’s modern office, whether that be for a growing tech firm or established professional services firm. The building benefits from superb amenities, which we know will be increasingly important to employers who may have more of their workforce working remotely or in the office part time for the foreseeable future.”

Richard McCaig from Osborne King said: 

“It’s clear that occupiers are utilising their office space in a different way, but we have no doubt that space of this quality will see continued demand.  When it opens in early 2021, the building will be an excellent option for occupiers given limited stock of genuine grade A space in the city.  The level of detail from the project team has been second to none and we are excited to show off the finished product”.

More information about The Vantage can be found at www.thevantagebelfast.com

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