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Urban HQ appoints interior designer ahead of summer opening

Urban HQ and Kingston Lafferty Design come together

FLEXIBLE workspace provider Urban HQ has appointed an award-winning agency to complete the interior architecture and design of its new hub in Belfast's Eagle Star House, due to open this summer with more than 500 desks available over eight floors.

The collaboration between Dublin-based Kingston Lafferty Design and Urban HQ will create a truly design-led workspace in the heart of Belfast - the first in the north to achieve the coveted Wired Certification Platinum from WiredScore.

Roisin Lafferty, creative director at Kingston Lafferty Design, said: “When creating designs for Urban HQ we chose to deliberately frame the view and focus member attention on the journey and experience through the space.

“A selection of materials has been chosen to layer up the various spaces, distinguish between levels and overall create the atmosphere and visual identity of the building.

“So many office spaces appear flat, lifeless and soulless. We wanted to avoid what everyone is currently re-creating and provide a world class finish that is both aspirational to those who spend time there, while being warm, homely, rich and luxurious without glitz.”

Urban HQ will provide members with not just a desk, but the space, facilities, events and a network to develop and grow their business.

Members can avail of a number of spaces including light-filled meeting rooms, offices, focus rooms, phone booths, central lounge areas, event space, sofas, rooftop terrace and dedicated wellness room.

Urban HQ managing director Jamie McCoubrey said: “Creating a stylish, comfortable environment for our members is our key priority, and Kingston Lafferty Design is the perfect fit for our business.”

The company (www.urban-hq.co.uk) is offering no deposits and up to three months' rent free for all new deals agreed prior to opening.

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