Headspace Group is to expand its UK footprint with a new space in Belfast – its fifth location and first foray across the Irish Sea.
The boutique operator will occupy the space as part of a deal led by sister company BESpoke, BE Offices’ managed workspace division, to acquire and develop customised space for a global advisory firm. The space is located within Adelaide Exchange in central Belfast and is currently undergoing a 14-week refurbishment.
The Northern Ireland acquisition expands the Headspace portfolio to five locations which also include London’s Farringdon and Marylebone, Manchester and, soon to open, Birmingham, with more to come before the end of the year.
The new space will be developed as a hub for Belfast’s tech, media and creative communities, equipped to a high specification and with a dedicated on-site team responsible for curating social and business events for members, ranging from panel discussions and workshops to yoga and social events. The boutique operator counts an array of businesses – from freelancers and startups to tech unicorns and PLCs – amongst its membership base.
Headspace Group was acquired by flexible workspace provider BE Offices in 2017 and has announced its intention to expand the Headspace brand to as many as 20 spaces in coming years.
Fabrizio Nicola-Giordano, Managing Director of Headspace Group, said: “Belfast has a reputation as a home for innovative, fast growing businesses, which is very much in line with what Headspace is known for. We’re hugely excited about this move and we’re looking forward to creating a vibrant, inspiring and collaborative space for the city’s most dynamic businesses.”