23 September 2019 News
Chartered surveying agency invests further in its Belfast office
A multi-disciplinary UK chartered surveying agency has invested further in Belfast by recently completing a move to prime city centre Grade A office accommodation.
Gordon Ingram Associates (GIA), which is headquartered in London’s South Bank, has moved into River House on Belfast city centre’s High Street.
GIA, which is an industry-leading expert in Rights of Light, Daylight and Sunlight and Party Wall & Neighbourly matters, also has a major presence in Manchester and has recently opened an office in Bristol.
The firm currently has six members of staff in Belfast, and has plans to significantly add to its headcount by employing a further ten people in the next 12 to 18 months.
GIA Partner Kevin Francis, who heads up the Belfast office, said that the firm’s continued growth and investment in Belfast comes in response to the increasing market demand for its bespoke services in Northern Ireland.
He added: “As the commercial real estate sector in Northern Ireland continues to grow, it is clear to see that there is an appetite and relevance for GIA in the local market.
“Our recent office move is a clear indication of the confidence that the firm has in the Belfast practice and highlights our long-term ambition and commitment to the city.”
Stephen Friel, Head of Department and Senior Partner at GIA said: “GIA isn’t a traditional chartered surveying agency. We endeavour to turn linear perfunctory processes into contextual holistic strategies and strive to find the best possible solution for our clients.
“Having been in business for 25 years, GIA has a proven track record in the commercial property market across the UK and has worked on many high-profile projects including The Gherkin, The Shard and the newly constructed 22 Bishopsgate in London.”
GIA is also behind the revolutionary VU.CITY technology, which is an innovative and interactive 3D platform that models and helps shape the future of the built environment in cities across the globe.
VU.CITY has been adopted by 25 of London’s boroughs, as well as other major cities world-wide including New York, Paris, Manchester and Belfast.
Stephen Friel, Head of Department and Senior Partner at GIA