Enterprise Units at Whiterock and Glenbank, Belfast

FORRME was appointed by Invest NI to construct and fit-out two new office and enterprise buildings, including incubator units as part of an Invest NI initiative to assist with regeneration of local areas. 

Project Details

Project Team

Architect: Doherty Architects

Enterprise Units at Whiterock and Glenbank, Belfast

The Client

Invest Northern Ireland

Our team, which has extensive experience in this field of work, constructed two 2-storey, steel framed superstructures with precast concrete floor units forming the first floor.

Each building comprises a central entrance, reception area and ancillary accommodation. A display foyer on the first floor creates a welcoming space for casual meetings, protected from excessive solar gain by use of external solar shading louvers. The first floor accommodation is divided by a top lit corridor running the full length of the building, providing circulation with views to the sky and into offices – encouraging interaction. Furthermore, each building includes 2,000m2 of office space overlooking landscaped car parking.

The buildings are at the forefront of advancements in technology and future proofing. Our skillful team incorporated a multitude of innovative aspects into this project including the installation of raised access computer flooring. This future-proofed the offices and enabled the entire floor layout to be re-configured as necessary to suit end-user needs. 

The buildings have a large glass frontage to enable the use of solar gain and reduce heating costs. Solar gain was managed through a bespoke brise soleil. The project was ‘rapid build’ which involved the use of a steel frame and prefabricated cladding panel envelope. Internally, the use of acoustic and fire-rated metal studs/boarding/dry lining ensured rapid delivery. 

Enterprise Units at Whiterock and Glenbank, Belfast

The Client

Invest Northern Ireland

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