Allstate NI Opens New Derry Office as Part of £1.6million North West Expansion

Published: April 24, 2024

Allstate Northern Ireland has officially opened its new premises at the Innovation Centre in Londonderry as part a £1.6million investment in the North West over the next five years.

Northern Ireland's largest IT firm moved operations to a new state-of-the-art office occupying the entire third floor in the Catalyst building, where it previously had a portion of the second floor.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Allstate's New Derry office.

(L-R) Allstate NI Managing Director Stephen McKeown and Derry City & Strabane District Deputy Mayor Cllr Jason Barr officially open the new Allstate NI office at the Innovation Centre, Catalyst Building in Derry.

The new office, on the banks of the Foyle near the city centre, is a modern, bright and high-spec open plan space, with the highest quality finishes to elevate the employee experience.

The firm adopted a truly modern approach to work in the design, with features like height adjustable desks, soft seating, social areas, and flexible spaces for both solo and collaborative work.

The modern, innovative space also includes:

  • Private, acoustically advanced meeting rooms with videoconferencing
  • A large open plan kitchen with bench seating and breakfast bar
  • An ample boardroom
  • A wellness room
  • Large, open plan town hall space with replay monitors around floor

The ribbon was cut on 17th April by Allstate NI Vice President and Managing Director Stephen McKeown and Derry City & Strabane Deputy Mayor Cllr Jason Barr. Attendees enjoyed live music and took part in a Diya lighting ceremony.

Speaking at the official opening, Allstate NI Managing Director Stephen McKeown said:

"The opening of these new premises marks not only Allstate's commitment to Northern Ireland, but also the ambitious talent pool in the North West."

"Allstate is operating in the region as a key Digital Centre of Excellence for our parent insurance company and our employees here are at the forefront of delivering world class digital products and customer experiences."

"Today marks the culmination of a lot of hard work, dedication and vision to ensure that Allstate NI is leading the way when it comes to creating new avenues for collaboration, creativity, and success."

"With this expansion, we're not just expanding our physical presence; we're adding to our capacity to make a positive impact in the lives of our staff, customers, and stakeholders."