Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

HSBC moves HQ to new city centre office

Banking giant HSBC has relocated its Northern Ireland headquarters to a new office in Belfast city centre.

BTWShiells has recently completed a letting at Harvester House in Adelaide Street to the bank on behalf of the National Farmers Union Pension Fund.

Harvester House is owned by the NFU Pension Fund and has recently undergone major refurbishment works including a new reception area and new lift lobbies.

The building totals around 38,000 sq ft over seven floors. Other tenants include the Bank of England, National Farmers Union and Adecco UK Limited.

Stuart Draffin from BTWShiells said that Harvester House is one of the few buildings in the city centre which is not VAT registered, which makes it more attractive to occupiers who cannot reclaim value added tax.

"The recent refurbishment works have again made Harvester House prime office accommodation within Belfast city centre, this is supported by its ability to attract tenants like HSBC," he said.

HSBC was previously based at Donegall Square North.

BTWShiells took over the management of Harvester House in 2011.