Northern Ireland’s largest Grade A office development has taken a significant step forward today with the announcement from Belfast Harbour that Farrans Construction has topped out on City Quays 3 seeing the completion of the external structure of the building.
At 250,000 square feet, City Quays 3 will accommodate 1,800 people when it is completed and represents Belfast Harbour’s largest property development project to date.
The building is the latest component of City Quays, a contemporary, sustainable, waterfront development that includes commercial offices, retail, cafes, restaurants and multi-storey car parking, as well as the AC by Marriott Hotel. The area will be amplified by the recent announcement that Belfast Harbour plans to develop a multi-million pound urban garden and public space.
Construction started on City Quays 3 in 2019 and the development has supported 600 construction jobs during the build including a number of apprenticeship roles. Work on the building is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
The project, designed by Belfast-based architects RPP, is being built to the BREEAM Excellent sustainability standard, placing it in the top 10 per cent of sustainable new buildings in the UK. The new building is also one of the first development projects in the city to incorporate design elements to help navigate the challenges of the pandemic and reduce surface contact in the workplace.