Grant Thornton has moved into its new office on Donegall Square – and revealed it is set to announce major expansion plans.

The move to the landmark building on Donegall Square West, which also serves as Danske Bank UK’s headquarters, follows a period of unprecedented growth for the leading business advisory firm.

Grant Thornton has made a seven-figure investment in the project, with the refit providing Grade A office accommodation for the firm.

The state-of-the-art facilities will feature a largely open plan office, with call booths and collaboration zones throughout, facilitating creativity, innovation and teamwork.

Grant Thornton office, December 2017
Grant Thornton’s Donegall Square West location, December 2017

Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, said:

“The move from Clarence Street West may be a relatively short one geographically, but, symbolically, it is huge. Moving to such an iconic, city centre landmark reflects our confidence in the future, and will provide a fitting and professional environment that will help facilitate our continued expansion.

“Our Belfast office has enjoyed exponential growth across all business streams, with our workforce doubling and our revenues almost trebling in the last three years.

“That growth is set to accelerate in 2018, and we look forward to setting out details of our expansion plans soon.”

Grant Thornton’s new office was designed by Todd Architects, with the interior fit-out carried out by GRAHAM. As well as the call booths and collaboration booths, the space includes eleven further meeting rooms, a relaxed client seating area and a library.

Richard added:

“It is an exciting time to be working for Grant Thornton and we look forward to settling into our new space.

“The new office design very much reflects the reputation that we have garnered for doing things a little bit differently. Indeed, one of the most important design considerations of the move was that we find room for our pool table which has made the trip from Clarence Street West!”