Software firm Instil snaps up space at Linen Loft

Instil chief executive Tara Simpson collects his keys for the Linen Loft from CBRE director David Wright

FAST-growth bespoke software solutions and training services firm Instil is the latest tenant to sign up to the Linen Loft grade A office building at Adelaide Street in Belfast city centre.

Building on the back of five years sustained growth, Instil has outgrown its 2,000 sq ft office space at James Street South in the city, which it acquired in 2012.

It joins financial services group Spence & Partners and professional pensions trustee Dalriada Trustees, who latest month confirmed they were to become tenants at the refurbished Linen Loft

The new office more than doubles this footprint, and will help support its continuing growth forecasts and desire to provide the best possible work environment for its employees.

Instil's chief executive Tara Simpson said: “We are extremely excited by this move. Linen Loft represents the best of modern office spaces in terms of facilities and overall look.

“However, it is not just about having more space, it's also about having the right kind of offices that will inspire our employees and clients alike.

“Linen Loft is simply bigger and better; increased desk space for software development, better training facilities, and more opportunities to hold technology community events, something which is very important to us.”

Linen Loft, a six-storey red brick warehouse was formerly known as the Ireland Brothers Building and was built in the early 20th century. It comprises 28,000 sq ft across six floors.

In addition to extensive upscaling of the interior of the building, walkout space on each level has been built to the rear of the building adding an outdoor terrace to each floor.

David Wright, director at CBRE (who act on behalf of landlord Redbay Developments), added: “Linen Loft is a welcome addition to the grade A office stock in Belfast, and it is fantastic to see Instil's impressive growth story continue as they commit their future to the building.

“We worked hard with the owners and design team of this development to replicate a high-end, loft-style office, similar to that often seen in London.

"Innovative companies like Instil want more efficient and ‘cool' work spaces to attract and retain stellar talent, which is exactly what this property offers.”

Out of the six available floors up for rent in Linen Loft, there are three remaining floors which can be moved into immediately, with sizes available from 4,000 sq ft upwards.

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