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Eir Evo signs 10-year lease on new Belfast high-rise The Vantage

L-R: Greg Henry, LSH; Jonathan McKinney, MRP; Philip O’Meara, Eir Evo; and Richard McCaig, Osborne King.
L-R: Greg Henry, LSH; Jonathan McKinney, MRP; Philip O’Meara, Eir Evo; and Richard McCaig, Osborne King. L-R: Greg Henry, LSH; Jonathan McKinney, MRP; Philip O’Meara, Eir Evo; and Richard McCaig, Osborne King.

IRISH telecoms and IT provider Eir Evo is the latest business to move into Belfast office development The Vantage.

Previously home to the Housing Executive, the building on Great Victoria Street was last year transformed by a £25 million refurbishment project by its owner McAleer and Rushe.

Current occupants include engineering consultancy Atkins and architectural services firm ‘Faithful + Gould’. Optical Express has also relocated to the building.

Eir Evo has now confirmed a 10-year lease for 6,142 sq ft of space on the tenth floor of The Vantage.

It comes as the company, which is part of the Eir group, signalled its intention of taking a bigger slice of the Northern Ireland business telecoms market.

Eir has invested around £10 million its northern subsidiary over the past two years.

Regional director Philip O’Meara said: “Since setting out on our ambitious growth plan earlier this year, Eir Evo has gone from strength to strength.

“Over the last few months we have welcomed 17 new staff to the team, expanded on our existing capabilities and service offerings with our enterprise and public sector clients and launched into the small business market with our competitively-priced giga-fibre broadband, so we’re delighted to have this new premium office as a great workplace for our growing team, with a dedicated space in which to welcome customers and engage with them on their digital journey”.

Jonathan McKinney of McAleer and Rushe’s investment arm MRP said: “The Vantage is a perfect example of how a property can be revitalized to meet the requirements of the modern tenant, whilst taking the sustainable approach by retaining its existing structure.”

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Osborne King are letting agents for the building.

LSH director Greg Henry said: “The arrival of eir evo at The Vantage shows there continues to be strong interest in grade A office space in Belfast and demonstrates that buildings like this, which offer a high level of quality, are attractive to modern, growing companies in sectors such as tech and professional services.”

Richard McCaig, director at Osborne King, added: “Having worked closely with Philip and the team we are delighted to announce the letting and we have no doubt that the high-quality environment will assist them with their exciting plans for Belfast and the Northern Ireland market.”