EIR EVO EYES FURTHER GROWTH FROM NEW VANTAGE POINT WITH MAJOR OFFICE MOVE
25 October 2022
Pictured Left to Right: Greg Henry of Lambert Smith Hampton, Jonathan McKinney of MRP, Philip O’Meara of eir evo and Richard McCaig of Osborne King.
Delighted to announce that it has signed a new 10-year lease to take residency on the tenth floor of the newly redeveloped Grade A office development The Vantage.
Located in the heart of Belfast city centre on Great Victoria Street, The Vantage has undergone an extensive £25 million refurbishment by leading developer MRP, to transform the office space and add a new two-storey extension.
Expertly designed and refurbished to modern standards, The Vantage comprises over 67,500 square feet of first-class contemporary and flexible workspace that is energy efficient and digitally connected, achieving significant accreditations including BREEAM ‘Very Good’, EPC ‘A’ Rating and WiredScore ‘Gold.’
eir evo will occupy the 10th floor where it plans to further expand the team to support its growth and success. Currently based on Belfast’s Lisburn Road, eir evo will open the doors to its premier new 6,142 square foot office space in mid-November, welcoming its growing team to a next generation working environment.
Philip O’Meara, eir evo Regional Director for Northern Ireland, said: “Since setting out on our ambitious growth plan earlier this year, eir evo has gone from strength to strength. I’m delighted to confirm a new 10-year lease with The Vantage and mark a new chapter of growth as we aim to be the number one challenger brand locally, servicing all public and private sector organisations large and small. Over the last few months we have welcomed 17 new staff to the team, expanded on our existing capabilities and service offerings with our enterprise and public sector clients and launched into the small business market with our competitively-priced giga-fibre broadband, so we’re delighted to have this new premium office as a great workplace for our growing team, with a dedicated space in which to welcome customers and engage with them on their digital journey”.
Jonathan McKinney, Development Manager of MRP said: “We are delighted eir evo have chosen The Vantage as the location for their new office as they embark on their exciting and ambitious expansion plan in Northern Ireland. The Vantage is a perfect example of how a property can be revitalized to meet the requirements of the modern tenant, whilst taking the sustainable approach by retaining its existing structure. eir evo will be a fantastic addition to the range of tenants in the building, and we are confident the new space will be a thriving environment for their team.”
Richard McCaig, director at Osborne King, said: “I’m delighted to welcome eir evo as the first new tenants to take residency within the newly constructed upper floors which benefit from the panoramic views over the city. Having worked closely with Philip and the team we are delighted to announce the letting and we have no doubt that the high-quality environment will assist them with their exciting plans for Belfast and the Northern Ireland market.”
Greg Henry, director at Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “The arrival of eir evo at The Vantage shows there continues to be strong interest in grade A office space in Belfast and demonstrates that buildings like this, which offer a high level of quality, are attractive to modern, growing companies in sectors such as tech and professional services. The Vantage is perfectly positioned to support businesses as they thrive and grow, and we look forward to announcing additional tenants in the near future.”
The new office move is the next strategic step in powering new growth in Northern Ireland form eir evo. Earlier this year, the company embarked on an ambitious growth strategy to bring its island-wide experience and powerful technical know-how to new and existing customers and cemented a new 20-year commitment to the region, having already invested over £10 million in the last 18 months upgrading its state-of-the-art fibre network.
The growth plans are founded upon a legacy of proven excellence in solution design and customer care. The company promises to ‘level up’ the playing field for businesses in Northern Ireland, providing access to leading technology solutions, competitively priced and backed by strong service commitments, that will drive a new wave of innovation and productivity for future-focused organisations.
eir evo has one of the most extensive partnership networks of globally recognised technology brands, achieving premium partner status with Microsoft, Cisco, HPE, Dell, Citrix, Palo Alto and Fortinet to name a few. This year it was named Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year in recognition of its customer-first commitment to help organisations get the most out of their technology.
Since its rebrand to eir evo last November, the company has already made a multi-million pound investment in the brand, adding new staff positions to its customer-facing team based in Belfast, and delivering an expanded portfolio of voice and data services to meet growing business needs.