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Urban HQ to redefine flexible workspace in Belfast

UrbanHQ at Eagle Star House

Magell Limited has revealed its new flexible workspace, located in Belfast’s Eagle Star House, which will redefine workspace in the city when it opens its doors next summer.

Operating as Urban HQ, the design-led workspace will accommodate more than 500 desks over eight floors and will be the first of its kind to be delivered in the city by the third-generation family business. It will also be the first and only flexible workspace in Northern Ireland to achieve the coveted Wired Certification Platinum from WiredScore.

Urban HQ will provide members with not just a desk, but the space, facilities, events and a network to develop and grow their business. Members can benefit from a design-led aesthetic in which to think, collaborate and thrive including light-filled meeting rooms, offices, focus rooms, phone booths, central lounge areas, event space, sofas, rooftop terrace and dedicated wellness room.

Urban HQ Managing Director, Jamie McCoubrey, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the flexible office sector said:

“Flexible workspace is accounting for an increasing level of total market demand and Urban HQ is a unique proposition that will take Belfast’s offering to the next level with a product that will rival workspace available in Dublin and even London.

“Our name, Urban HQ, reflects the fact that this is a place within the city centre where work will happen. We understand the way people work has changed significantly and every decision at Urban HQ has been fully considered and made to ensure we support the innovation and diversity of the local workforce with real flexibility and transparency.

“That starts with the fact we require no deposit from members and can facilitate however much space is required, whether that be one desk or 200.

“We’re thrilled Urban HQ is the first flexible workspace product in Northern Ireland to achieve Platinum Wired Certification. This ensures our members will benefit from the very best connectivity available, and will help us to deliver the greatest user experience.”

Wired Certification is the global rating for digital connectivity in commercial real estate delivered by WiredScore. It provides tenants with an independent, trusted benchmark and the necessary insights for landlords and developers to improve and future-proof their buildings’ digital connectivity standards.

William Newton, WiredScore President and Managing Director, said:

“Connectivity is a critical priority for companies in their workplace and Urban HQ has demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in digital infrastructure for its members. Receiving a Platinum Wired Certification ensures the building will benefit from a level of connectivity able to support the highest technology requirements and provide a seamless user experience, and guarantees the building is future-proofed for years to come.

“For the team at Urban HQ, becoming the first flexible workspace in Northern Ireland to attain Platinum status is a fantastic achievement as it puts Urban HQ on a par with buildings such as The Shard in London and the Empire State Building in New York.”

Urban HQ at Eagle Star House is located a stone’s throw away from Belfast City Hall, just off Donegall Square West on Upper Queen Street, making it easily accessible and a superb location for businesses to set up base.

The 32,000 sq. ft. building will be an eco-friendly zone free from single use plastic and with energy and waste reduction measures in place allowing members to collectively protect the environment.

Urban HQ will open its doors to members next summer and is offering no deposits and up to 3 months’ rent free for all new deals agreed prior to opening. A show office will be available early next year for interested parties to get a first look at the building’s best in class specification.

For more information or to register interest in Urban HQ, please visit www.urban-hq.co.uk

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