The Gresham building, accessed from The Yard, is a low-rise, 5 storey office building that offers an impressive floor-to-ceiling height unique for a new building of this scale. The external façade is finished in brick detail echoing the tones of the listed Victorian buildings adjacent. The set-back arrangement of the buildings softens the façade into the existing streetscape and provides yet more elevated terraces for occupiers.

Internally the Gresham building provides everything expected from a Grade A office in a floor-plate size that is readily sub-divisible and offering a more intimate yet spacious modern office. The anticipation is that the Gresham building will facilitate “right-sized” office space for the growing indigenous Belfast businesses or smaller international companies that are keen to co-locate with larger corporates in the North building.

Design Features

  • Floor plates available up to 847 sq m (9,122 sq ft)
  • Flexible floor plate capable of sub-division from 401 sq m (4,319 sq ft)
  • Raised Access Floor with 150mm clear zone
  • Planning Grid 1.5m x 1.5m
  • MVHR with VRF Cooling providing flexibility for CAT B fitout
  • Design based on 1:8 m2 occupancy
  • 44 bicycle spaces
  • 6 showers
  • 48 lockers

Ceiling Heights

  • Slab to slab 3,850mm
  • Floor to Ceiling - 2,850 (Underside of Beam) 2,800 w Ceiling

Lift Provision

  • 2 lifts including 1 goods lift
  • Travel and waiting times to British Council for Offices best practice

IT Provision

  • Wired Scored Platinum


  • BREEAM Excellent

Design Methodology

  • BIM Level 2

Schedule of Accommodation / sq ft

Floor NIA Offices Retail Total
Ground Floor 0 4,747 4,747
1st Floor 9,122 0 9,122
2nd Floor 9,122 0 9,122
3rd Floor 7,249 0 7,249
4th Floor 7,249 0 7,249
Total 32,742 4,747 37,489

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