Wirefox today (Tuesday 11th February 2020) laid the groundwork to create Belfast’s largest speculative office development as part of a multi-million-pound investment that could bring up to 2,000 jobs to the heart of the city centre.

Revised plans to transform the Oxford and Gloucester buildings on Chichester Street into 11 storeys of Grade A office space were approved in 2019. Demolition has been completed and construction work on the entire 200,000 sq. ft scheme starts this week.

Wirefox also confirmed that leading local construction firm Heron Bros has been awarded the multimillion-pound contract to deliver ‘The Paper Exchange’ by December 2021 and that more than 100 construction jobs will be created as part of the investment.Designed by Wirefox and TODD Architects, the state-of-the-art office development will feature an eye-catching double height entrance lobby, floor to ceiling glazing, seven high-speed lifts, a 4,000 sq. ft. private outdoor terrace, space for 85 bicycle racks and dedicated showering and changing facilities. Two ground floor units have also been earmarked for retail and restaurant use.


A total of 155,000 sq. ft of flexible office accommodation will be available once complete.