27 August 2019 News
Major refurbishment works have completed at a new Grade A office project in Belfast city centre’s Linen Quarter. The development is the first project in Northern Ireland by M7 Real Estate (“M7”), the pan-European investor and asset manager.
The scheme, 20 Adelaide Street, is situated in the heart of Belfast’s central business district and is within close proximity to a number of hotels, restaurants and cafés, as well as a wide range of public and private sector organisations.
Key features of the building include a double-height glazed entrance lobby with a Belfast-themed feature wall, open plan office suites, LED lighting and an external terrace to the sixth floor.
Will Mitchell, Asset Manager at M7 Real Estate, commented: “The completion of the wholesale refurbishment of 20 Adelaide Street has been delivered to business plan. Working closely with our professional team we have designed the building to suit both SMEs and larger businesses by having the flexibility to tailor the floorplate areas based on occupier requirements. We are delighted with the finished product, which also offers a number of modern features and amenities that we believe will be welcomed by occupiers.”
Commercial property agency CBRE has been appointed as the scheme’s sole letting agents.
David Wright, Office Agency Director at CBRE, said: “20 Adelaide Street is a welcome addition to the other refurbishment projects that have been brought to the market in the Linen Quarter over the last number of years, including the likes of Linen Loft, Flax House and Weaving Works.
“The development comprises approximately 20,000 sq ft with office spaces starting at 2,100 sq ft and will provide much-needed high-quality office accommodation in Belfast, particularly for the local SME sector.”
M7 appointed Trident as its project manager to oversee the refurbishment of the building. KB Architects and local contractor Portview also worked on the project.
Kimia Benam of KB Architects, who led the design and delivery of this commercial refurbishment project, added: “20 Adelaide Street is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how older buildings can be dramatically enhanced through considerate design.
“The cleverly sculpted double height main entrance lobby is a welcome addition to this newly-refurbished development, which also celebrates the history of Belfast artistically.”
David Wright, Office Agency Director at CBRE