Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

McConnell launches its new Responsive Design website

Mcconnell Chartered Surveyors have just launched their new Responsive Design website.

The site, which is mobile friendly, reacts automatically to the screen size of the device being used, which dispenses with the need to get out a magnifying glass or pinch the screen to read the words. McConnells commissioned local web design company Truska, to build the site and for the design and photography elements they worked with Margaret O'Hare at EDS Marketing.

"We found the whole process working with David Cunningham at Truska and Margaret at EDS surprisingly stress free.

"We set out to achieve an easy to find, uncluttered and simple to navigate website," Rory McConnell from McConnell Chartered Surveyors said.

"But we also liked the idea of a responsive site which would enable people on the move to do a quick and simple property search from their mobile phones"

McConnells, named by Estates Gazette's EGi as Northern Ireland's most active regional agent in the office, and leisure and hotels sectors in 2011, has also chalked up some notable successes in the retail market this year.

Advising Trespass Outdoor Clothing on their expansion trail across the province, the firm has acquired six more retail units in the past 12 months.

The last two deals were at Boucher Shopping Park in Belfast and at Rushmere Centre, Craigavon, which Trespass is fitting out in time for pre-Christmas openings.

McConnells have also been appointed by the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company to advise on the marketing of the 30,000sq ft former Hi-Park Centre on High Street.

Frazer Hood at McConnells reports serious interest in over half of the accommodation.

He said: "Negotiations are well advanced on some 16,000 sq ft of retail space at Hi-park and we hope to be in a position to make an announcement very soon - this will be in addition to lettings we have already completed on two shop units at the outside of the Hi-Park scheme on Church Lane and Pottinger's Entry".

www.mcconnellproperty.com