Thomas House opens with Lucera as first tenant

Serviced office provider venYou says it continues to see growth

Damian Maguire (centre), vice-president of engineering at Lucera, whose company is the first tenant at Thomas House. Included from venYou are client services director Donna Linehan and operations director Jonny Hill

As demand for bespoke business workspace solutions continues to grow in Belfast, serviced office provider venYou has opened its newest location, Thomas House, following an extensive and complete refurbishment.

And its first tenant for Thomas House is US industry-leading technology service provider Lucera, which has had a presence in the city since 2015.

Its vice-president of engineering Damian Maguire said: “The facilities in Thomas House were as high a standard as anything we looked at across Belfast.

“What set the office space apart was the ‘in space’ facilities such as having our own board room, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. That was something we didn’t find anywhere else for the requirements we had.”

He added: “The new build out in an older building provides a modern, high class working space that is combined with a real character and identity afforded by the original building.

Lobby of the refurbished Thomas House in Belfast (Donal McCann Photography)

“VenYou’s team has been excellent since the initial contact, and Lucera is extremely pleased with our new office space.”

Thomas Houseis the fourth location for venYou (, whose portfolio also includes the flagship Scottish Provident Building, Ascot House and Northern Court.

Located on James Street South, the 1,500 sq ft building offers five floors of fully furnished, unique loft-style open workspace, which has been expertly finished to showcase venYou’s distinctive style.

Each floor within Thomas House comprises of a minimum 34 workstations, a private boardroom, and kitchen and breakout areas, and can be tailored specifically to the needs of each client.

It also features an exclusive and chic ground floor executive lounge, which comprises of acoustic phone booths, barista style coffee machines and complimentary bar. Shower and video conferencing facilities, as well as high speed internet, are also available.

Donna Linehan, client services director at venYou, said: “We’re thrilled to officially open Thomas House after an extensive refurbishment process, and are delighted to welcome Lucera as our first client.

“With this space, we wanted to create an environment where businesses could progress, collaborate and thrive, and we’re confident that this has been achieved, given the growing interest in the remaining floors.”

Serviced office provider venYou has officially opened its fourth Belfast location, Thomas House, following an extensive refurbishment. Pictured is the building’s exclusive executive lounge (Donal McCann Photography)

She added: “VenYou’s unique offering to the service office market brings together a well-run management service, in addition to high-quality business workspaces.

“We work with our clients to offer them a personalised solution to their requirements, in addition to lease flexibility, which is all complemented by our dedicated client services, housekeeping, maintenance and property teams. With four distinctive, yet different styles of serviced office buildings, we guarantee we can find the right fit for our clients.”

Thomas House was established in 2019 in response to the growing demand from clients who were outgrowing their current office space in the Scottish Provident Building but wanted to remain a venYou client.