HMRC to bring new Regional Hub to Belfast
16 Mar 2017
Plans for a new regional hub in Belfast for HM Revenue and Customs [HMRC] were highlighted today at MIPIM – the world’s largest international property investment conference in Cannes – where a 70-strong delegation is currently highlighting the momentum that is driving Belfast’s growth and success, and the wealth of investment and development opportunities on offer in the city to inward investors.
HMRC says it has furthered plans to open one of its first new UK regional centres in Belfast city centre in the coming years. It is anticipated that the hub will be based in new, purpose-built offices to accommodate 1,400-1,700 people, bringing hundreds of jobs to the city during and after development.
HRMC’s plans were welcomed at MIPIM by Councillor Aileen Graham, chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee. She said: “The Belfast delegation at MIPIM has been highlighting the wealth of opportunities that our city can offer international investors, developers and occupiers just like HMRC.
“This new HMRC hub is good news for Belfast, bringing hundreds of additional jobs to the city and helping drive more commercial spins offs right in the heart of the city centre. Furthermore, HMRC’s investment in the city is yet another demonstration of confidence in the city as an outstanding place in which to live, work, learn, visit and invest.”
MIPIM, which brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors, is at the centre of Belfast City Council’s ‘Go to Market’ strategy, which also includes inward and outward trade delegations to and from Nashville, Boston and China in the coming months.
The largest ever trade delegation from Belfast has travelled to MIPIM to host over 20 unique events across the three days of the conference, with each event centred around a range of key strengths that underpin the city’s strong investment proposition, including: Talent, Tax, Technology & Innovation, Location, Fast Growth Sectors, Track Record for FDI, and Quality of Life.