Chamber Corporate Partner Allstate NI officially opened its new premises at the Innovation Centre on Bay Road this week, a state-of-the-art office occupying the entire third floor of the Catalyst building for Northern Ireland’s largest IT firm.

Allstate NI, who had previously occupied a portion of the second floor of the Catalyst building, opened the new office as part of a £1.6 million investment in the North West that will take place over five years. That such an innovative company has targeted the North West for its next stage of growth is both great news for the North West and testament to the talent pool here that attracts this type of investment.

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; and
  • A large, open plan town hall space with replay monitors around the floor.

The ribbon was cut on 17 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.”

The Chamber would like to wish Allstate NI all the best in its new home and looks forward to seeing the fruits of its five-year investment in the North West.