Moneda House

Last Update: 8 Jan 2020 | Project Status Updated

  • Address: 25 - 27 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GD
  • Use: Office
  • Additional Uses: Retail
  • Size: 18,400 ft2
  • Floors: 6
  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Completion Date:


Six-storey office building built c1965 at the corner of Wellington Place and Queen Street. Comprises a ground floor retail unit (2,700ft2), 5 parking spaces accessed via Queen Street, and office accommodation above (15,693ft2).

Previously this site was occupied by a four-storey linen warehouse (1877 – c1965) designed by John Lanyon for James & Robert Young.

A planning application (Z/2014/0634/F) submitted in May 2014 by OBC Development Company and Coogan & Co Architects proposed an infill extension to the rear of the building comprising additional office space front first to fifth floor. The application was approved in November 2014.

The building was placed on the market in 2015 by Osborne King with offers invited in excess of £2.25m. The building sold in 2016 for an undisclosed sum to EML Lesley House Ltd.

A planning application (LA04/2017/0379/F) submitted in February 2017 by White Ink Architects proposes a single storey rear extension and elevation changes. The application was approved in July 2017.

EML Lesley House Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2017/2712/F) in November 2017 proposing to change the use of the ground floor from a retail unit to coffee shop.

McAleer & Rushe commenced a £5m refurbishment of the building during September 2017. As part of the refurbishment the building was renamed Moneda House. The refurbished upper floors comprise 17,000ft2 of office accommodation and were ready for occupation during autumn 2018.

Starbucks Coffee opened at the ground floor in November 2018.

Tech firms CYTI and Firemelon agreed to lease the fourth and fifth floors. during 2019.

In January 2020 letting agents Osborne King confirmed the building fully let.