Belfast, Northern Ireland

Devarc Limited

RICS Awards 2012
Design & Innovation—Highly Commended

William Keown Trust Access Award

This prestigious Georgian-inspired energy efficient building is the headquarters of Hamilton Architects of Belfast, London and Derry, and provides high specification office space in one of Belfast’s prime business districts.

The site, in Joy Street in the Linen Conservation Area, shares a city block with two significant listed buildings. The design, crafted from red brick and stone with a feature barrel roof in copper finish, is inspired by the rhythm and elegance of the Georgian terraces which characterise the area.

As an award-winning purpose-built four storey building, it provides fully fitted high spec Grade A lettable accommodation with a specific emphasis on energy performance and interiors which meet the needs of modern office occupiers.

Maximisation of space allows each floor to be split into separate lettable offices, while unobstructed internal spaces offer good vertical/horizontal circulation for best use of space and meeting disabled access requirements.

Features include raised access floors with carpet finish, lift to all levels, WC and shower facility on each floor, secure car parking/bicycle store, high efficiency direct/indirect zoned lighting and natural stone tiling in a dark wood panelled lobby.

The high spec includes red brick external walls with stone detailing, low carbon displacement AC system, gas fired heating with perimeter radiators, CCTV access control to each floor and storage and ancillary accommodation.