Creating world-class facilities in the heart of Belfast: Allstate Northern Ireland opens its state-of-the-art building

Published: July 9, 2018

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP joined Allstate Northern Ireland as the company officially opened its new Belfast headquarters.

The new building will house Allstate employees providing technology, cybersecurity, business and accountancy services to its parent company, the Allstate Corporation, one of the largest publicly owned property and casualty insurance companies in the U.S.

Allstate Northern Ireland new facility in Belfast.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP said:

"It is a great privilege to officially open Allstate's Northern Ireland flagship headquarters. These wonderful premises are a strong testament to the skill and imagination of Northern Ireland's design and construction talent, where they have created an inspiring and innovative workspace for a world-class, forward-looking organisation such as Allstate.

"Allstate has been instrumental in showing that with ambition and vision, a company can grow their workforce tenfold. Not only have they created one of Northern Ireland's first major IT inward investors, but they have tapped into the wealth of talent that the Northern Ireland workforce provides to overseas investors, providing high-quality jobs across Belfast and the North West.

"By continually investing in their staff, and their research and development into IT excellence, the Northern Ireland team are at the forefront of digital innovation. On behalf of the UK Government, I want to thank them for the pivotal role they play in developing a Northern Ireland economy fit for the future."

Suren Gupta, Executive Vice President, Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures, commented:

"This investment in a modern new workplace is part of our corporate business transformation, which is focused on innovating to better serve our customers."

John Healy, Managing Director of Allstate Northern Ireland, added:

"The building delivers a stimulating, collaborative working environment for employees. The impressive design fits the requirements of our world-class organization and supports our outstanding employees in defining, delivering and maintaining technology now and for the future."

The new building was completed in two years, spans six floors and includes large, sociable working spaces, a restaurant, break-out areas, outdoor terrace and high-tech software development labs.