Posted on Friday 11 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Two UK tech firms are setting up shop in one of Belfast’s newly revamped city centre buildings, Ulster Business can reveal.

Tech firms CYTI and Firemelon, which are both owned by David Corney, will take on the fourth and fifth floors of Moneda House, at Wellington Place. Osborne King delivered the lettings on behalf of the landlord.

CYTI provides technology solutions for insurance comparison sites, while Firemelon develops software and systems for the insurance sector.

The firms join Starbucks in the development which was fully refurbished by Co Tyrone-based developers McAleer & Rushe as part of a £5m investment.

Osborne King’s Richard McCaig said: “We are delighted to welcome Firemelon and CYTI as our first office tenants in the building so soon after our launch.

“The quality of the scheme is exceptionally high and given its central location we have received a number of enquiries from other tenants.”

David Corney told Ulster Business: “We are extremely excited to be moving our two businesses into this prestigious development in such a fantastic city centre location

“It further extends our already decade long commitment to Belfast as our software development hub and will help us retain our highly skilled workforce as well as attract the best talent the city has to offer to work on our products.”

There are now three floors remaining within the building, covering around 10,000 sq ft, with a show floor available for viewings.

Elsewhere in the city, one of Belfast’s most prominent office blocks has gone on the market for £24m.

Great Northern Tower, on Great Victoria Street, beside the Europa Buscentre and Great Victoria Street Rail Station, transformed the landscape in the city centre when it was completed in 1992.

It’s a 13-storey office building with its main tenant, The Department for Communities’ family support division, due to stay until March 2027.

The property is being marketed by Osborne King. At the end of last year, the commercial property firm sold The Metro Building on Donegall Square South for well over its £21m asking price.

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