More than 18 months ago, in the June 2020 edition of this publication, I asked a simple question: “Is common sense the key to success in the new normal”?
A £25m investment by developer MRP in a major grade A office project at The Vantage in Belfast city centre has helped secure a trio of prominent tenants to the extensively refurbished building.
The struggles and benefits of home working have been discussed at length in recent months either virtually or over a socially distanced cup of coffee for those who have returned in some form to the office.
Grade A office building The Vantage will open on Belfast’s Great Victoria Street in the second quarter of 2021, with the £25m development set to create the next generation of working environment for the future hybrid workforce.
There are currently two schemes being offered, (1) £10,000 Small Business Support Grant Scheme and (2) £25,000 grant for business ratepayers in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors.
On 1 April 2020 the much heralded rates revaluation of all non-domestic property in Northern Ireland was published. The timing may appear odd coming as it does in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, which has seen many businesses forced to close or operate at a reduced capacity.