All Aboard as HLM marks 15 years in Northern Ireland

HLM celebrated 15 years in Northern Ireland and 50 years since its foundation with a special event on board the SS Nomadic in Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter.

The company, with offices in Belfast city centre, provides architecture, landscape and urban design, interiors and environmental design to the commercial and public sectors in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and GB.

HLM has grown significantly in Northern Ireland within the last year and now employs 15 people. Major projects secured in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland include two projects for the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board in Dublin, the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Logistics Support Centre in Belfast and ongoing projects with the Western Health & Social Care Trust.

The Northern Ireland office is one of six HLM offices across the UK, which also has an additional two overseas.

Karl Ruddle, Associate Director for HLM said: “We have seen the industry go from strength to strength over a difficult period and we’re proud to share in that growth and celebrate 15 years of success. We have strong relationships across the region and our local clients benefit from national and international best practice and combined experience of our 200-strong team.

“Our growth in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in key areas including architecture, landscape and urban design, interiors and environmental design is undoubtedly due to the strength of our team.”

Guests from the public and private sector as well as professionals from across the construction industry were invited to the SS Nomadic to celebrate HLM’s success, where they were served drinks and canapés on board and were able to enjoy the history and atmosphere of this special venue.

The Nomadic is the only remaining White Star Line ship in the world and was a tender ship to the Titanic in 1912. She has a great deal of maritime history and takes in wonderful views of Belfast harbour and the new Titanic Belfast building which HLM worked on in a Technical Advisory role.

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