Atkins and Faithful + Gould move 150 staff to new Belfast city centre base

'The Vantage' building on Belfast's Great Victoria Street.

THE Belfast subsidiaries of Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin have relocated 150 staff into a new headquarters in the city.

Engineering consultancy Atkins and architectural services firm ‘Faithful + Gould’ have both moved into McAleer and Rushe’s recently refurbished building on Great Victoria Street, now known as ‘The Vantage’.

Previously occupied by the Housing Executive, the building was completely gutted and redeveloped into a modern suite of offices, which opened late last year.

Atkins along with Faithful + Gould were among the first to sign up for the new-look premises, located just across the street from the Europa bus centre.

Although part of the same group, the design teams had operated from separate locations in Belfast -Montgomery House and Old Channel Road.

The move in Belfast coincided with Atkins and Faithful + Gould relocating to new offices in both Birmingham and Glasgow.

Denise Raisey, UK corporate estates director for both firms, said: “Belfast, Birmingham and Glasgow are thriving cities and new infrastructure development is critical to their continued growth and success.

“Our teams have long-standing relationships with clients in the three cities, working on many of the UK’s strategically important projects in the regions. Our new locations will offer modern, collaborative spaces in the heart of each city, meaning we are well placed to meet the needs of both clients and our people.”

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