Northern Ireland Civil Service signs up for Lanyon offices
One of the largest office transactions in Northern Ireland has taken place as the civil service (NICS) signs up for office space in the newly-revamped Nine Lanyon Place.
The contract between Causeway Asset Management - which is led by Paddy Kearney - and the NICS will see various public sector bodies occupy 150,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.
Damian Mitchell, director at Causeway Asset Management, said: "We have been working closely with the Department of Finance's properties division over the past several months to facilitate its requirements. This deal provides the NICS with the transitional space it needs for workforce consolidation in a prime city centre location."
A Department of Finance spokesman said the lease "will allow the public sector to consolidate operations from various locations across the city, ensuring our assets are more efficiently managed and help to realise some significant cost savings".
Nine Lanyon Place was the first Grade A office space to be built in Belfast following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. It was completed in 2000.