Jobs And Benefits Offices, Andersonstown, Belfast

Key facts

Client: HJS Developments Ltd/Department of Finance and Personnel
Value: 5.5m
Architect: HPA Architecture Limited
M&E Consultants: Delap and Waller
Structural Engineers: Pyper Mc Larnon
Contractor: Heron Brothers Ltd

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Bid Management
  • Project Programming
  • Construction Advice
  • Cost Planning and Management


  • Commercial & Retail

2M Associates Limited were appointed as Project Manager by HJS Developments Ltd  for the new Jobs and Benefits in the Anderstown area of Belfast.

The project was procured by DFPNI using a Design and Build approach allied with a Development Agreement. We were involved from commencement to completion taking control of the bid, delivery and handover phases.

The new Jobs and Benefits office is located immediately adjacent and adjoins the Kennedy Centre. The Kennedy Centre already housed the "New Deal" department which moved to the new building and this move was managed as part of the project. The building is low energy in nature and achieved an excellent BREEAM rating. 2M Associates introduced ideas used on previous projects to the Design Team to assist in this achievement including the use of:

  •  Thermal Massivity of exposed Concrete Soffits
  •   Mixed Mode Natural/Displacement Ventilation system
  •   Excellent use of Daylighting
  •   Movement/Daylight Controls on artificial lighting

The project was handed over fully fitted out and finished with DFP personnel availing of beneficial access to allow the fitting of their computers and other office fittings, thereby allowing the offices to come into timely operation.