Posted on Monday 14 January 2019 by John Mulgrew
Deloitte will take on the Bedford Square building as its new Northern Ireland headquarters, it has emerged.
The professional services firm will relocate to the development at Bedford Street in Belfast, which is centred around the regeneration and refurbishment of the listed Ewart Building.
The £85m development project, is a 213,000 sq ft grade A office development to be delivered by McAleer & Rushe which will accommodate over 2,000 people upon completion.
Jackie Henry, senior partner at Deloitte in Belfast, said: “After a long selection process we are delighted to be able to announce the choice of Bedford Square as our new home in Belfast.
“It is a symbol of Deloitte’s commitment to this city that we have chosen a development which will breathe life back into one of Belfast’s beautiful but neglected heritage buildings, contributing to the regeneration of the city centre while at the same time delivering an exciting and flexible modern work environment for our increasingly diverse and connected workforce.
“Deloitte’s operations have been growing rapidly over the past few years, driven by increased requirements for our services across traditional areas such as tax, audit and consulting, but also our wider expertise in exciting new areas such as digital analytics, cloud services, cyber-security and robotics.
“This new office will bring Deloitte’s expertise in Belfast together under one roof, which will foster even greater collaboration between teams and enable us to create a campus environment that is ideally suited to the agile and augmented jobs of the future.
“This significant investment reflects our confidence in Belfast and its high-quality talent base. Based on our current growth projections we expect to have 1,000 staff in Belfast by 2022, with more than 400 of these new roles supported by the Department for the Economy through Assured Skills and Higher Level Apprenticeships.
“Given that growth trajectory we have also made sure we have the option to increase the space to accommodate up to 1,250.”