This week marked an exciting milestone in the construction of the prestigious Olympic House office development in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Topping out of the building is now complete and this was celebrated by key city stakeholders, including the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Kate Nicholl.
Titanic Quarter and Belfast Harbour are co-investing £32 million in the Olympic House office development, which boasts an impressive 146,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office accommodation. The development has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability accreditation, which represents ‘Best Practice’ in the industry, performing within the top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildings in regards to environmental, social and economic sustainability performance.
A building of architectural merit, Olympic House consists of two elegantly 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 and will be equipped with bicycle parking and shower facilities to provide for an active and healthy workforce. The building occupies a prominent position on the Queens Road, adjacent to the award-winning Public Record Office of Northern Ireland building and Belfast Metropolitan College, and will be serviced by a variety of public transport options.
The new development will showcase leading digital infrastructure, with Titanic Quarter recognised for developing one of the UK and Europe’s most advanced, secure and connected telecoms hubs.
Speaking at the event, Lord Mayor for Belfast, Councillor Kate Nicholl said: “This is a fantastic milestone towards the completion of Olympic House. It’s also another important step in our journey to creating the Belfast Innovation District with our partners, Innovation City Belfast, which will attract investment and provide an environment where the latest research from our universities can be rapidly translated into world-class businesses. Olympic House will be a beautiful building in a truly iconic location and I congratulate the teams behind it on their success.”
Jonathan Hegan, Chairman of the Olympic House office development company, said: “Olympic House is a significant development for Titanic Quarter, and for Belfast, and we are delighted to be here today to celebrate this major construction milestone. It will provide truly outstanding office accommodation located in the heart of Belfast’s innovation district, and we look forward to its completion.”
For further information on Olympic House Belfast, please contact CBRE NI.