Lanyon Plaza

The project was procured under JCT 1998 Edition, with contractors design incorporating a novation agreement.

This iconic project in a vibrant Belfast city centre location, occupies a prime position, with superb accessibility to restaurants, cultural venues, and prestige shopping at the nearby Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

This mixed-use development features 11,600m2 of retail and office accommodation, as well as options for 102 apartments.  The project comprises five storeys of prime office accommodation with a central atrium, two storey below ground basement parking for 150 car-parking spaces and two residential blocks rising up 9 storeys to house a possible 102 apartments or serve as additional office space.

The building is a concrete framed structure with substantial specialist glazed curtain walling to the external envelope. The construction of the building includes the following elements:

Substructure and Basement

Secant Piled Wall (approximately 200m in length), basement excavation, load-bearing piles, reinforced in-situ concrete ground beams, pile caps, retaining walls, ground floor slab and suspended upper floor slabs providing underground car-parking spaces and space for mechanical and electrical plant installations.


Reinforced in-situ concrete beams, columns and upper floors, precast concrete staircases, specialist planar glazing and curtain walling system to external envelope incorporating decorative ‘frit’ and coloured ceramic glazing with ‘brise-soleil’ and bespoke vertical fin solar shading features, feature glazed atrium roof with ‘bow-string’ truss arrangement, and sustainable ‘green’ roof construction. The offices are fully fitted out to Cat B standard.


Reinforced in-situ concrete beams, columns and upper floors, precast concrete staircases, specialist silicone pointed glazing system to the external envelope, incorporating Juliette balconies – providing space 102 luxury apartments.

The development is located in a restricted and challenging site in a busy city centre area with high rise car-parking to the rear and busy roads on all other elevations with continued heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The site constraints resulted in a careful planning, coordination and management regime throughout the works to ensure road closures and traffic restrictions were minimised, fully coordinated and planned with the relevant statutory bodies.

The site received a Performance Beyond Compliance and a Silver award under the Considerate Constructors’ Scheme and was a Finalist in the CEF Construction Excellence Awards Commercial Construction Category.

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Lanyon Plaza
Location: 8 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3FT
Client: Brunswick Ltd (Ewart Properties)
Value: £23.1m
Duration: Phase 1 - 32 months Phase 2 - 12 months
Type of work: Design & Build
Completion: March 2017

“I had no background in the Construction industry before joining the company as an administrator but Henry Brothers decided to take a chance and hire me, and I’ve been here for a year and a half now. 

 To be honest, I’ve felt like part of the team from day one, and my colleagues in the Midlands are always helping me to increase my knowledge of the more technical side of the job: I’ve learned more about curtain-walling and balustrades in my time here than Grand Designs has ever taught me!”

Anna Broomhead, Administrator

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