Wirefox confirms two new tenants at Longbridge House, Belfast

27 June 2018

Global real estate service provider Savills and law firm Davidson McDonnell have confirmed they are moving their offices to Longbridge House, Belfast in the second half of 2018.

Longbridge House, a four-storey building on Waring Street was bought by the Holywood property investment and development firm Wirefox in May 2016. Since then, the interior of the building has undergone a complete refurbishment resulting in three upper floors of grade A office space with ground floor restaurants.

Savills will be relocating from the first floor of Lesley Studios on May Street where they have been based for the past 13 years. In that time, the Belfast office has grown from the original team of 2 people to over 20.

Ben Turtle, Head of the Savills Belfast Office commented:

“The office move is a milestone for Savills in Belfast. Our business has evolved greatly over the past 13 years and the new space effectively positions us for a further period of growth and expansion. We look forward to occupying the unique suite at Longbridge House and the Cathedral Quarter neighbourhood.”

Similarly, Davidson McDonnell have enjoyed incredible growth since their inception in 2013. The firm’s expansion into the Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Finance sectors has resulted in the need for greater office space to accommodate their highly regarded team.

Ross Davidson, Director of Davidson McDonnell commented:

“Over the past few years, Davidson McDonnell has grown significantly, extending our range of legal services in response to our clients’ requirements. We are delighted to be taking up residency in the exceptional office space in Longbridge House, a move which will enable us to continue to expand and service the needs of our clients to the highest possible standard.”

Wirefox, one of the most active investors and developers in the market across all property sectors, are acutely aware of the need for improved office stock in Belfast.

They are at the forefront of development with projects including the refurbishment of smaller iconic buildings such as the Flatiron building on Victoria Street through to the large-scale development of The Paper Exchange on Chichester Street and other projects in various stages of regeneration around the city
According to Michael Wright, Director of Asset Management at Wirefox:

“Our vision to transform Longbridge House into a prime city centre property for office occupiers and restaurant operators, has become a reality. We’re delighted to welcome Savills and Davidson McDonnell on board, alongside upmarket Irish burger company Bunsen, and the artisanal pizza brand, Pizza Punks – both recently opening to great fanfare on the ground floor.”

The penthouse floor of 5,425 sq ft is now the last available space to lease in the building.


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