Tughans moves Belfast HQ to larger premises

Tughans moves Belfast HQ to larger premises

Pictured (left–right): Tughans partner Dave Jones, managing partner Patrick Brown, partner Kathy McGillie, MRP development director Paul Beacom, and Tughans partner Toby McMurray

Tughans, one of Northern Ireland’s largest commercial law firms, has announced a move to new headquarters in The Ewart at Bedford Square in Belfast.

The firm said it had outgrown its Victoria Street base and would now take up around 23,000 sq. ft. across the 11th and 12th floors of The Ewart, a recently completed Grade A office building.

Based in the heart of the city’s historic Linen Quarter, the former Ewart’s warehouse on Bedford Street has recently undergone an £85 million restoration of the Grade B+ listed site, with the addition of a 17-storey new build extension.

Built by property developers MRP, The Ewart has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, making it Belfast’s most sustainable new building.

Patrick Brown, managing partner at Tughans, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for our firm, as we move our headquarters to The Ewart on Bedford Square.

“The success of the firm has been built on exceptional people, doing market-leading work, for high quality clients but our previous office has not been reflective of that.

“The world-class facilities in the Ewart very closely align with our own ambition for the future and will support both our continued growth and development of our culture of intelligence, collaboration, and innovation.”

Dave Jones, head of real estate at Tughans, said: “The move to The Ewart is a natural one for Tughans, as the firm expands, we have outgrown our offices in Victoria Street, and we’re delighted to be taking up residence in one of the most sustainable and digitally connected buildings in the city.

“As we work with clients to reach their environmental goals, the new offices’ environmental credentials were instrumental in our decision to move our headquarters to the tower.”

Stephen Surphlis, managing director of MRP, said: “Tughans are one of Belfast’s most respected and established legal practices and I would like to welcome them to our award-winning development.

“At 17-storeys high, the modern tower building features panoramic views across Belfast and provides its community of tenants with a dynamic working environment which supports their wellbeing and offers extensive facilities to encourage active travel. Tughans arrival means that The Ewart is now over two-thirds let and on course to be fully let in early 2023.”

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