Farrans has completed works for the £40m contract to build the new City Quays 3 project on behalf of Belfast Harbour – a record-breaking 16 storey office block in Belfast.
At 250,000 square feet City Quays 3 is one of the largest Grade A office developments to be built in Northern Ireland. Construction started in 2019 and the development created 600 construction jobs. Now complete, City Quays 3 can facilitate up to 1,800 workers. The project, designed by Belfast-based architects RPP, has been built to the BREEAM Excellent sustainability standard, placing it in the top 10 per cent of sustainable new buildings in the UK.
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In just five years, City Quays has emerged as an iconic waterfront destination for sectors including legal, media, IT and financial services.
Structural steelwork has played a leading role in the overall development, as the completed City Quays 1 and 2, which are five-storeys and nine-storeys high respectively, are also steel-framed. The lightweight nature of a steel-framed solution, as well as its speed of construction, where of upmost importance for the design of providing strategic accommodation to meet demand for Grade A, city-centre office space.