Our experts reinvented the 122,000 square feet building, which was originally a 1970s concrete framed office space, known as Windsor House, through an innovative design and build strategy that demanded challenging part demolition, rebuild and extension processes.
Initially, the existing façade had to be removed before the entire building was reclad in an operation described as “the biggest jigsaw puzzle in Belfast”. Indeed, 1,810 tonnes of new concrete, equivalent to over 1,200 Ulster Rugby teams, were used on the project, while 1,280 doors, equating to three Slieve Donard mountains, were hung.
Over 2,000 workers contributed to the completion of the four-star property, which was constructed utilising 560 tonnes of steel fabricated in Lisburn and finished with marble from Coleraine. All of the 62 sub-contractors utilised on the journey to completion were also all from Northern Ireland.