Wealth management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson have agreed terms for new offices in the historic 17-storey Ewart Building in the heart of Belfast’s business district.
The group, which employs 40 people in its current Linenhall Street office, was born in September 2020 from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson. He will move in later this year
The firm has local roots dating back to 1843 (until two years ago its office in Belfast was known as Cunningham Coates, a merger of stockbrokers Josias Cunningham & Co Limited and William F Coates & Co in 1991, both of which had been trading in their own right for over a century).
Today, Tilney Smith & Williamson provides individuals, families, institutions and charities with specialist financial planning advice and investment management services, and manages £56 billion of client assets.
The Ewart, built by McAleer & Rushe, is a partly regenerated, partly speculative office tower on Bedford Street.
Deloitte business advisers are to move into the £85million development as anchor tenant, occupying 100,000 square feet in two buildings.
Tilney Smith & Williamson will occupy part of the 13th floor of the building, which has been designed to meet excellent standards for environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, which will support the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. .
As well as providing a smart workspace for staff, it will offer a variety of meeting rooms for clients and visitors as well as presentation space.
Chris McVeigh, Managing Partner and Head of Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Belfast office, said: “The agreement on the terms of our new Belfast office in this prestigious building signals our intention to continue to expand our presence in Northern Ireland. .
“The Ewart will provide a contemporary working environment for our staff, designed to high standards of sustainability and its location in the heart of the city, close to excellent transport links, allows customers easy access to the specialist services that we provide.”
Emma Sharp, Partner and Head of Investment Management at Tilney Smith & Williamson in Belfast, added: “Following the merger between Tilney and Smith & Williamson in September 2020, we have ambitious plans to work with more clients and grow our service offering in Northern Ireland. .
“Our new office at The Ewart provides the perfect location for our staff to benefit from working smart and meeting clients.”