Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor has announced a significant £350,000 investment in the launch of a new co-working office venture at Lisburn Square.
Cubic CoWork will open at Lisburn Square in April, offering 8,000sq ft of flexible, stylish, innovative, technologically advanced workspace. Further investment in other locations across Northern Ireland are also being explored.
Beannchor owns and operates many of Northern Ireland’s leading hospitality venues, including Belfast’s 5-star Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Hotel and eight Little Wing Pizzerias. The Group will also open a new hotel, The Haslem at Lisburn Square later this year.
The collaborative working concept is growing at a substantial rate across the UK, as companies and individuals seek greater flexibility, aesthetics and design from their working environment. Cubic will offer a mix of hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices at affordable prices for businesses of all sizes, without the requirement to commit to a long-term lease. The new venture will also provide fully equipped meeting rooms and event space, which will be available to book by both members and non-members.
Commenting on the announcement, James Sinton, Group Finance Director, Beannchor said: “We pride ourselves on creating design driven spaces for people to socialise, dine and stay, so the move in to the flexible office market is a natural extension of our business.
“We want our members to experience a vibrant entrepreneurial community; we will use our experience in the hospitality industry to provide the same level of service and friendly atmosphere that they would at any of our venues.
“From start-ups and freelancers through to more established businesses, we believe Cubic will be a space that will help local entrepreneurs to thrive and progress to the next level.
“Lisburn Square benefits from a dedicated underground car park and this new space will allow our members to reduce their commutes and make the most efficient use of their time. With the opening of The Haslem later this year, and the other successful restaurants and cafes at Lisburn Square, we see the location becoming the heart of Lisburn city centre.”
The Beannchor Group is Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group. Its portfolio includes The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt and The Dirty Onion in Belfast; The Hillside, Hillsborough and eight Little Wing Pizzerias in locations across Northern Ireland.