Belfast Telegraph

Work begins on Belfast office block at Weaver's Court

By Margaret Canning

A Belfast property developer has started building work on a new Grade A office block in the city centre.

Linfield Properties, which is led by Tom Ekin, has started work on a 20,200 sq ft office building at Weaver's Court on Linfield Road, a short walk from the Europa Bus Station.

The new development will have around 20,000 sq ft over three floors.

Rory McConnell of letting agent McConnell Chartered Surevyors said: "The office market in Belfast city centre is seeing increasing demand from new inward investors and from indigenous companies.

"This new development at Weaver's Court will appeal either as a single let headquarters building or could be let on a floor by floor basis."

The growth at Weaver's Court follows a recent report which claimed there was a lack of Grade A office space in Belfast.

Commercial property agents Lisney said a lack of high-end office space was deterring investors from setting up or expanding in Northern Ireland.

However, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment said it did not believe any investment had been lost because of a lack of Grade A space.

It said Invest NI had identified around 300,000 sq ft of Grade A offices in the city as part of a review to be published next year.

Belfast Telegraph