Belfast Telegraph

State-of-the-art office exchange unveiled in Newry

Ryan McAleer

By Ryan McAleer

A new £1m modern office development has been unveiled in Newry.

The Granite Exchange has transformed the former Smyth's store on Kildare Street into a state-of-the-art space offering a range of office sizes, meeting rooms and co-working spaces set up for individuals.

It also boasts a dedicated reception team, which is included in a monthly fee.

The man behind the project, Jonathan McKeown, said the concept was to make paying for office space as simple as possible.

"The inclusive monthly fee covers a great many items that are often over looked when an organisation has to look after a building themselves," he said.

"Most expensive of which is a dedicated reception team. We look after everything so the businesses who locate here can get on with growing their business without having to think about anything else."

Mr McKeown has described the investment in the project as "significant".

High speed internet, wi-fi, automatic lighting, air-conditioning and key fob entry is all included in the furnished office.

The building also has modern shower facilities and two fully-fitted kitchens.

Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade Limited has been confirmed as the first occupants.

Chamber chief executive Mary Meehan said: "Granite Exchange offers Newry Chamber a city centre location in high-spec, affordable, modern premises."

Belfast Telegraph