Expertise across many commercial sectors

We understand the complexities of commercial projects, delivering creative, professional and efficient architectural services.

HR Jess has a strong portfolio of buildings in this sector including city centre office developments and corporate headquarters.

We specialise in the design, specification and planning of a wide range of commercial projects including

  • Retail & commercial shop units
  • Industrial warehouses & factories
  • Community buildings & recreation areas
  • Bar, shops & restaurant fit out and interior design and remodelling



Designed to ensure maximum value per square foot of construction cost.



Flexible to cater for multi use space.



Using sustainable materials and creating energy efficient buildings.

A full architectural service tailored to suit your requirements.

As commercial architects, our projects range from the conservation of listed buildings in the private and public sectors, new church design to state of the art warehouse buildings at retail parks.

We have completed community building projects in urban and rural settings as well as sustainable office developments.

Type of Projects

We have experience in the following specialist areas: Conservation Architecture, Church Architecture, Listed Buildings, Community Buildings, Residential and Office Developments for developers, Energy Efficient Designs.

Retail and Commercial Shop Units

We have vast experience in the interior and exterior design of new build and refits of new and existing shop units. We have completed projects as diverse as opticians, petrol stations, fast food takeaways and restaurant fit outs.

Interior Fit Out

We know the importance of a stunning first impression or the creation of a comfortable ambience for your Bar/Restaurant or Shop interior. Our experience and knowledge of the use of a wide range of materials enables us to provide multiple options to suit your ideas and budgets. We work with a wide range of contractors to deliver your project from inception to completion.

Industrial Warehouses & Factories

We have delivered a range of warehouse and factory buildings from 2000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft. These have included aircraft hangars, agricultural sheds, manufacturing facilities, and storage. Buildings have been designed in Lisburn, Newtownards and Newtownabbey, working in partnership with InvestNI to provide 100,000 sq ft of commercial building space for start up and expanding businesses.

Churches & Community Buildings

Having delivered ten new build church projects, we have considerable experience in the design and project management of new build churches, and in extending and renovating existing church buildings.

Key projects were a 15,000 church complex in Tandragee, extension to an existing church in Carrickfergus and a new church, church hall and cemetery in Comber.

We have also designed numerous community buildings such as changing room accommodation at playing fields, and community centres.

Restaurants & Bars
As well as the numerous design and development of a range of premises, we provide professional representation for licensing hearings.

Nursing Homes and Children’s Nurseries

We can provide design for new buildings, conversions to and extensions of existing buildings. We deal with government and statutory bodies ensuring compliant with all relevant legislation from the outset.

Recreation Areas
Some projects delivered include the indoor adventure playground, Newry Fun House, Carrickfergus Skate Park and various outdoor recreation spaces.

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