Leading Belfast-based law firm, Tughans has today announced it is moving to new headquarters in the recently completed Grade A office building, The Ewart. Located at Bedford Square in Belfast, the firm’s new office space spans approximately 23,000 sq. ft. across the 11th and 12th floors, boasting enviable panoramic views across the city.
Tughans is one of Northern Ireland’s largest commercial law firms, providing specialist legal advice across all business sectors. The firm has been recognised as the most active law firm in Northern Ireland in each of the last seven years by the Experian MarketIQ M&A League Table, having advised on deals worth over £1bn in each of the last five years.
From Tughans’ inception over 125 years ago to the progressive firm it is today, the Ewart was a perfect fit. Based in the heart of the city’s historic Linen Quarter, the former Ewart’s warehouse on Bedford Street has recently undergone an £85m restoration of the Grade B+ listed site, with the addition of a 17-storey new build extension.
Built by property developers, MRP, The Ewart has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, making it Belfast’s most sustainable new building. The redevelopment of The Ewart has merged a historic building imbedded in the fabric of Belfast with a dynamic, cutting-edge work environment that will redefine the city skyline.
Patrick Brown, Managing Partner at Tughans commented on the move:
“This is a hugely exciting time for our firm, as we move our headquarters to The Ewart on Bedford Square. The success of the firm has been built on exceptional people, doing market leading work, for high quality clients but our previous office has not been reflective of that. The world class facilities in the Ewart very closely align with our own ambition for the future and will support both our continued growth and development of our culture of intelligence, collaboration, and innovation.”
Dave Jones, Head of Real Estate at Tughans, said:
“The move to The Ewart is a natural one for Tughans, as the firm expands, we have outgrown our offices in Victoria Street, and we’re delighted to be taking up residence in one of the most sustainable and digitally connected buildings in the city. As we work with clients to reach their environmental goals, the new offices’ environmental credentials were instrumental in our decision to move our headquarters to the tower.”
Welcoming Tughans to The Ewart, Stephen Surphlis, Managing Director of MRP, said:
“Tughans are one of Belfast’s most respected and established legal practices and I would like to welcome them to our award-winning development. At 17-storeys high, the modern tower building features panoramic views across Belfast and provides its community of tenants with a dynamic working environment which supports their wellbeing and offers extensive facilities to encourage active travel. Tughans arrival means that The Ewart is now over two-thirds let and on course to be fully let in early 2023.”