This distinguished and elegant 125,000sqft building in Belfast was carefully transformed to become Ulster Bank’s Northern Ireland Headquarters.
Following some internal demolition and a complete strip-out, our WorkSpace fit-out team played a key role in the internal transformation, undertaking a multi-phased fast-track refurbishment to deliver a truly stunning interior space comprising customer-facing banking facilities, staff accommodation, restaurant and high-spec executive offices over eight floors. Amongst the many pieces of specialist joinery created as part of this landmark project were a bespoke reception desk, timber cladding, fitted furniture, internal door sets and screens.
In 2022, our Ulster Bank project was Highly Commended at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards for Commercial Fit-out of the Year.
As the buildings original infrastructure was over twenty years old, the view was to carry out a wholesale replacement to give an increased level of resiliency. This included the replacement of fixed wiring to floors, reconfiguration and validation of HVAC systems and both feature space lighting and new data cabling. One of the major challenges for this project was to replace the existing rooftop generator, main switchboard and UPS. This was carried out over a weekend and the building was turned dark for 72 hours, with 24 hour shifts employed to ensure business as usual for the returning employees.
The 26-week interior fit-out project received a SKA silver rating and was delivered outside normal working hours to enable the Bank to maintain daytime operations.