Speculative Belfast office development on schedule

Posted on by John Cronin

An under-construction, speculative office building in the centre of Belfast is expected to be available for tenants early in 2011.

Hamilton HouseHamilton House (artists impression pictured) is a new 4-storey building being constructed in Joy Street which is part of the Linen Conservation Area of Belfast. The new offices are being built in between two significant listed buildings and uses materials that create an exterior that is sympathetic to the area.

The building occupies a prominent position in Belfast’s prime business district, in close proximity to the Law Courts, landmark retail developments and is less than 100m from Belfast City Hall.

When completed the building will offer high grade office floor space in a building that has been designed with a specific emphasis on energy performance. The building will have a low carbon central air conditioning system which will provide conditioned air to all lettable areas, offering running costs two-thirds lower than that of a conventional heating system.

The building will provide office units from 2,500 sq ft to 9,200 sq ft with a high internal specification. The largest floor plate is 3,525 sq ft on the third floor of the building. However, Hamilton Architects who are behind the scheme have decided to take the majority of floor space on the top two floors having outgrown their existing offices.

Marketing agents for the development are RHM Commercial who suggest the speculative build will be a success. Quoted by associate architectural practice Kriterion, Ciaran Hughes of RHM said: ” We believe the client is offering a quality [office building] which will ‘tick the boxes’ for prospective occupiers in terms of location, specification and aesthetics.”

Construction work is expected to be completed on schedule by February, 2011.

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