Green Building Report

The built environment plays an important role in ensuring Belfast’s transition into a more sustainable city. In addition to sustainable building standards for new developments, we also have to consider how best to repurpose the existing building stock to achieve a sustainable built environment for future generations.

LQ BID commissioned a short illustrative report on one of Belfast’s landmark office blocks – Bedford House –  to illustrate in a very practical way the environmental, social and commercial benefits of a green built environment – for businesses themselves as well as the communities in which they are situated. The report illustrates how we can retrofit similar buildings across Belfast to help create a more sustainable city and considers related issues such as tenant requirements, circular fit out, and supply chains. It provides landlords, developers and facility managers with a template that helps them on their own journey towards achieving more sustainable, efficient, and profitable office premises.

The report was launched with its authors at our sustainability business breakfast as part of LQ BID RE[act] festival in November 2022 – overlooking the building featured in the report.

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Welcome to Merchant Square

Below you can also view a case study of a sustainable office development in the heart of city. The former Oyster House on Wellington Place was transformed into PwC’s Northern Ireland base and features nine floors of ‘green’ working space. Merchant Square was completed in November 2019.


Post event and report feedback has been very positive. We would recommend that other cities do the same – take one well known city office block – and use it as a credible case study example to show the benefits arriving from not only supporting green office space but wider returns coming from the transition towards a sustainable city.