NUGENT on board second phase of Belfast Harbour Studios

January 17, 2023

NUGENT are delighted to be providing the MEP installation for the second phase of multi million Belfast Harbour Studios located at Belfast’s Giant’s park. The extension to the studios will include; new studios S1&S2 & office space, new workshops, new Studio Ulster previously SMIL studios & offices space, & associated site services. The new buildings will be a purpose built studio complex, designed to meet the needs of modern production, The complex will include purpose built studios which will provide 180,000 sq ft of space.

NUGENT are delighted to be providing our knowledgeable MEP services for the historic project alongside Main Contractor GRAHAM. Having provided MEP installation for the iconic Linen Mill Studios – Game of Thrones tour in Banbridge the NUGENT team bring a wealth of experience to the project.

NUGENT project team are working behind the scenes and are anticipating arriving on site early April of 2023.

Our MEP services include but not limited to;


  • Ventilation System – including AHU, Supply & Extract Toilet Ventilation, Smoke Extract etc
  • Domestic Hot & Cold Water System
  • Mains Water & Fire Mains Ring Installation
  • Sanitaryware Installation
  • Foul Pipework Installation
  • Gas Pipework Installation
  • Warm Air Gas Unit Heater Installation
  • SmartCool Downflow System
  • Chilled water system
  • AC System
  • Heat Recovery System
  • LTHW Heating System – including radiators, overdoor air heaters, supply fans
  • Gas Fired Water Heaters
  • Flue Installation
  • BEMS Installation
  • Gas Detection System


  • Containment
  • General & Emergency Lighting
  • Small Power & Data
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Intruder Alarm
  • EVCS
  • Fire Alarm
  • Filming Bells System
  • Mechanical Wiring
  • PV
  • LV Installation
  • HV Installation
  • EV Charging
  • Hoist Systems


(Pictures taken by NUGENT)

Operations Director, Richard Gilmour said, “Belfast Harbour Studios has brought great excitement to Northern Ireland especially for film production, students, tourism and much more. As a company, NUGENT are delighted to be chosen to complete the MEP installation. The innovation of the project for Research and Development shows the rapid growth of digitalisation within multiple sectors. NUGENT and GRAHAM have a great relationship and we are both keen to hit the ground running with this fascinating project”.

‘Studio Ulster’ is one of the magnificent projects set on Giant’s Park and is funded by the Belfast Region Deal which is a large scale virtual production studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The £72 million project is being developed with Belfast Harbour, Ulster University and Northern Ireland Screen.

(Animated picture of Ulster Studio taken from Ulster Studio website)

It is anticipated the extended studios will create approximately 1,000 jobs in NI for the creative industry. Project completion is estimated to open in 2024.