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3rd July 2018
Purplebricks makes its first foray into the Canadian market

Purplebricks makes its first foray into the Canadian market

Purplebricks is buying up DuProprio/ComFree (DPCF) in a £29.3m acquisition. In what will mark its first move into the Canadian market, the online estate agent confirmed it will take over DuProprio/ComFree, which provides a commission-free real estate service network with an online offering. Purplebricks stated the move offers “attractive opportunities to quickly grow market share […]
30th June 2018
Guild of Property Professionals to launch in Northern Ireland

Guild of Property Professionals to launch in Northern Ireland

The Guild of Property Professionals is launching its expansion into Northern Ireland. CEO of the Guild, Iain McKenzie, said of the NI expansion: “It is a milestone in our development and marks an exciting opportunity to expand in a country we have not reached before.” With almost 800 independent estate agent members across England and […]
29th June 2018
Multi-million pound development planned for Belfast’s Smithfield area

Multi-million pound development planned for Belfast’s Smithfield area

Plans for a major office and retail development to transform a car park at Belfast’s Smithfield Market have been unveiled. 650 construction jobs could be created if the multi-million pound development goes ahead. A 1.25 acre site between Gresham Street and Winetavern Street has been earmarked for the development, with three new buildings being proposed […]
27th June 2018
Hampton by Hilton opens its first NI hotel

Hampton by Hilton opens its first NI hotel

With 2,346 properties in 21 countries across the globe, Hampton is one of Hilton’s most successful brands. Being Hilton’s ‘focussed service’ brand, Hampton offers free WiFi for all guests, a well-appointed bedroom and a complimentary cooked breakfast. A 24-hour food and dinner service is also available in its open plan lobby concept. It’s no surprise […]
22nd June 2018
Law firm Elliott Duffy Garrett celebrates 45 years with new offices

Law firm Elliott Duffy Garrett celebrates 45 years with new offices

Commercial law firm Elliott Duffy Garrett (EDG), have cut the ribbon on their new offices in Belfast city centre’s 40 Linenhall Street. Senior figures from across the public, private and voluntary sectors were welcomed to the opening event. “In today’s market, businesses need lawyers not only to resolve legal issues but also to support their […]
21st June 2018
Belfast hotel completes £5m extension

Belfast hotel completes £5m extension

Leading hotels group Andras has finished a 60-bedroom extension to its Holiday Inn Express in south Belfast, totalling £5m. The hotel, based on University Street, has been enhanced to include underground parking and an additional two-storey bedroom wing. The work was completed by MSM contracts who are furthermore in the process of refurbishing Andras Crowne […]
20th June 2018
StepSpace launches in Belfast City Centre

StepSpace launches in Belfast City Centre

Causeway Asset Management has introduced a first-of-its-kind, shared office space in Belfast City Centre with 50% of the 80 desks available already filled. Based on Chichester Street, StepSpace at Centre House is targeted at ‘fast-scaling’ tech companies. New tenants include Whitespace, headquartered in London, which will undertake a 20-desk membership from early July whilst a […]