Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree, we store on your computer, smartphone or other device capable of accessing the internet, whenever you visit our website.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a superior experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookies Policy.

Project Overview

Client Department of Finance

Project Value £1.2m

Expertise Facilities Management

Sector Local-Authority

Timeline 30 weeks / completed April 2019

Location Northern Ireland

Nine Lanyon Place Office Refurbishment

Making Lanyon pride of Place for NICS

Project summary

Our £1.2m refurbishment of Nine Lanyon Place has helped to provide the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) with the transitional space needed for workforce consolidation in a prime location within Belfast city centre. In support of “one of the largest office transactions in Northern Ireland”, our programme of works included building, electrical and mechanical upgrades of prominent office space covering 150,000 sq ft across six floors. Completed in two phases, over 30 weeks, the project has realised “significant cost savings” for one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers.


Project Contact Gareth Smyth Operations Director

Email Gareth


Project value

30 weeks

Project duration

April 2019

Project completed

The solution

Nine Lanyon Place was the first Grade A office space to be constructed in Belfast following the historic signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. This symbolism, coupled with the significance of NICS’s modern workforce consolidation, make this prestigious project stand out within the GRAHAM Facilities Management portfolio.

Works included internal modification and demolition to create new meeting rooms and to establish open plan office space, M&E works, including extensive rewiring, and the installation of copper backbone for data terminations throughout the building.

Door access and security system upgrades, plus extensive redecoration, were additional features of the brief. If an unforeseen circumstance occurred, we immediately issued an Early Warning Notice to ensure resolution at the earliest possible stage.

In addition, on receipt of CEs or revised design drawings, we scheduled their completion outside of normal working hours so as to maintain the original handover date.

Furthermore, trades were programmed for alternative floors and coordinated for different weeks to avoid any potential disruption due to a lack of workspace or manoeuvrability issues.

"GRAHAM successfully completed the fit out of Nine Lanyon Place to a high standard to meet the phased completion dates. The GRAHAM team were able to react quickly to facilitate client changes and maintained good communication at all stages of the project."

Department of Finance representative

"This was an exemplary project in terms of planning, management and delivery. We established a close collaborative relationship with the client throughout the phased delivery, and the final product is testament to this."

Gareth Smyth GRAHAM Operations Director