ITV, a broadcasting giant in the United Kingdom bought UTV last year. The new offices at City Quays 2 will require a multimillion pound investment on office fitouts. According to Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland-based construction firm McLaughlin & Harvey will handle the fitouts of UTV’s new offices and studio at the Belfast Harbour.
Last February, Belfast Telegraph has revealed that UTV will be vacating the Havelock House Premises on the Ormeau Road where it stayed for nearly 60 years. By the summer of 2018, UTV will be broadcasting from one of the most modern news centres in Europe. The 8th floor of City Quays 2 will be outfitted by McLaughlin & Harvey with a high-definition studio, editing technology and offices.
According to contract manager Ivan Hutchinson, their first project with UTV is really exciting because they will be able to provide the client with an end-to-end construction service. Last month, McLaughlin & Harvey has announced the acquisition of an office furniture company, one of their major deals. The firm said that the purchase of School and Office Supplies Group (SOS Group) in Belfast for an undisclosed amount will boost its specialist joinery division.
McLaughlin & Harvey has gained a reputation for providing high quality office fitouts. With more than 160 years experience, any client will be proud to work with the well established local company. The construction firm has recently declared its pre-tax profits of £5.5 million from sales that amounted to £427.1 million for 2016.
Last February, the TV assets of UTV Media were acquired by ITV in a deal that included Dublin-based broadcaster UTV Ireland. However, UTV Ireland was sold by ITV to Virgin Media that also owns TV3. Virgin Media will rebrand UTV Ireland as a female oriented channel. Meanwhile, Belfast radio station U105 will be joining its former sister broadcaster UTV at the City Quay’s offices but on a different floor.
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