Wed Sep 16 2020
McConnell's Offices are open for business as usual, but we would ask you to telephone in advance if you intend to call with us.
We have teams revolving between working in the office and remotely in order to protect our business continuity.
For Directors' contact details please refer to our "People" page.
For Agency property enquiries please refer to individual brochures on our Property Search pages or call our main number +44(0)2890205900 or email us at email@example.com
To enquire about our services - Valuation, Property Management, Agency, Property Investment, Professional Services, Landlord & Tenant, Rating etc. please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)2890205900
Wed Sep 16 2020
Thu Mar 5 2020
McConnell Chartered Surveyors has supported its chosen charity, the Cancer Fund for children, for the past two years, raising a total of £5,000
A great effort by all our staff who have, amongst other things, run marathons, climbed mountains, drunk coffee, eaten cake, dressed down, worn silly jumpers and generally enjoyed themselves supporting such a good cause...!
Mon Feb 17 2020
McConnell Chartered Surveyors has completed the sale of this prominent three storey retail / financial services office building on Belfast's Donegall Street, in the heart of the popular Cathedral Quarter.
The property has been sold to a private buyer well in excess of the £450,000 guide price.
Andrew Agnew at McConnells, who brokered the deal, said "The property was brought to the market in September 2019 and attracted considerable interest and competitive bidding. It's encouraging to see positive signs of life in a post-brexit market".
To find out how McConnell's Agency Team can assist with selling or acquiring commercial property please call us on +44(0)2890205900
Tue Jan 28 2020
McConnell Chartered Surveyors is delighted to announce the promotion of Rebecca Scott to Associate Director.
Rebecca joined McConnells in 2012 and qualified MRICS in 2014.
She is responsible for the management of a range of commercial properties throughout Northern Ireland, and some of our major Belfast city centre instructions including the newly completed Grade A office buildings at River House and Artola House.
Fri Nov 8 2019
Merville Garden Village, Managed by McConnells, has won the Northern Ireland Amenity Council's Best Kept large Housing Award again this year.
The judges praised the well maintained open spaces, highlighting the centrally located tree lined walkway where young trees have recently been planted to replace old ones - "...it was evident that the residents have a pride in where they live, as there was an absence of litter and graffiti, and many had shown initiative with attractive planting and floral enhancements at the front of their properties..."
Wel done the McConnells Residential Management Team...!
Tue Sep 3 2019
This motley crew of McConnell sailors took time out from doing deals to set sail round Belfast Harbour on the World Famous Titanic Boat Tour ("She was alright when she left here...") following a Charity Dress Down Day in aid of our nominated Chartiy, the Cancer Fund for Children.
Thankfully in spite of a stiff wind and frequent rain squalls, no icebergs were spotted, and everyone returned safely to dry land where the party continued well into the night...
Mon Jun 24 2019
Acting on behalf of a Charity Client, McConnells has completed the sale of this well known landmark building on Belfast's High Street.
The property was brought to the market at the end of 2018 and has sold to a private buyer close to the £1.5m asking price.
The purchaser has retained McConnells to manage the property pending a future refurbishment or redevelopment.
Mon Jun 10 2019
McConnells have completed two more new lettings at River House Belfast on behalf of Landlords, Castleforge.
US Tech firm SmashFly Technologies, which builds marketing automation software for recruiting, has taken the 5,815 sq ft 11th floor in this recently completed Grade A office development which is attracting strong interest from corporate and tech occupiers alike.LSH advised SmashFly.
Musgrave Retail Partners NI has signed up for the largest of the ground floor retail units at River, comprising 2,347 sq ft, for an exciting new Centra convenience store. Lisney acted for Musgrave.
Commenting on the latest lettings, Rory McConnell at McConnells said: "Interest in River House has intensified, and we are delighted to weclome SmashFly and Centra as the latest occupiers, hot on the heels of TLT Solicitors who moved into two floors in April. River House, which has just scooped the RICS NI award for Best Commercial Project, has more lettings in the pipeline - watch this space...!".
McConnells are Managing Agents and joint Letting Agents at River House. Call Rory McConnell or Philip Culbert on +44(0)2890205900 for details on available space or to discuss your property requirements.
Thu Feb 21 2019
Delighted to report that two of our office developments in Belfast city centre have been shortlisted for the 2019 RICS NI Awards
Artola House on Victoria Street is a 20,000 sq ft former linen warehouse, newly rebuild behind the retained red brick facades to provide fabulous state of the art Grade A office space with character
Interest in the building is good and we hope to secure our first tenants shortly
River House on High Street is an amazing 80,000 sq ft office refurbishment, again to Grade A specification, and we have secured TLT solicitors as the first tenant in 12,000 sq ft, with more lettings agreed and in the pipeline
McConnells are letting and managing agents on both schemes
For details on either building please contact Rory McConnell or Katie McConnell on +44(0)28 90 205 900
Fri Jan 4 2019
Clockwise has opened its Serviced Office and Managed Space facility in Belfast's most exciting new address, River House on High Street, taking five floors in the recently completed building.
Any size requirement can be catered for, from a single desk to dedicated office space for 100+ people, and, with flexibility in mind, monthly contracts are offered for own door offices and single desks, so that growing organisations don't get caught in a long lease.
Starting with Club Desks, a hot-desk arrangement, from just £150 per month plus VAT; Dedicated Desks from £250 per month + VAT; and private Serviced Offices from just £325 per month plus VAT per desk.
Clockwise has spatious break-out areas; meeting rooms for hire; an outdoor terrace and a full on-site Cafe in addition to kitchenettes on each floor. Generous on-site bike storage, showers and changing facilities in the building, and the convenience of public transport, including the new Belfast Glider service, right on your doorstep!
Call or email for further info or to arrange a tour:
Rory McConnell email@example.com +44(0)7802408170
Katie McConnell firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)2890205900
Thu Jan 3 2019
At McConnell Chartered Surveyors we're celebrating our 165th Anniversary this year - the firm traces its origins back to 1854 when Ephraim Brown opened on Belfast's Donegall Street.
RJ McConnell started his business on Royal Avenue in 1872 and the two firms later merged to become Brown McConnell.
Over the years McConnells has grown through further mergers and acquisitions, most recently bringing together Brown McConnnell Clark McKee and McConnell Martin in 2010 and acquiring Knight & Co in 2011.
Now we're not only the oldest, but amongst the largest and most respected Chartered Surveying practices in Northern Ireland.
Please contact any of our Directors to discuss how we might be able to assist you or your business.
Mon Dec 10 2018
McConnells, acting on behalf of the Landlords, has negotiated the first office letting at the newly refurbished River House on Belfast's High Street
TLT Solicitors has signed for around 12,000 sq ft on the 12th and 13th floors
River House has been completely refurbished into Grade A offices, with new curtain walling, full air-conditioning, raised access floors and without doubt the most impressive entrance foyer of any office building in Belfast
in addition to the conventional office acommodation, River House also provides Clockwise Serviced offices on the 1st to 5th floors
for details of both traditional and serviced space at River please contact Rory McConnell or Katie McConnell 028 90 205 900
Tue Oct 30 2018
In the latest Radius DX Office Agents League Table, published by EGi and Estates Gazette, McConnells has emerged as the agent having transacted the most number of office deals in Belfast during the past 12 months.
McConnells was ranked 4th overall in terms of the number of square feet leased or sold, but were well ahead of the competition on the total number of deals completed, with over 21% of all Belfast lettings being handled by the firm.
The Belfast office market has seen strong growth over the last few years, with headline Grade A rentals now well above £20 per sq ft, and strong demand from both FDIs and indigenous companies either expanding or upgrading.
Commenting on the League Table, Rory McConnell said: "This result is a testament to the hard work, commitment and tenacity of our Agency Team, and it is great to see the firm continuing to punch above its weight in the local market."