OHMG ALLSTATE HQ BUILDING WORLD CLASS – NI SECRETARY
The new state of the art Belfast headquarters of American-owned Allstate, built by O’Hare and McGovern, has been acclaimed by the company’s senior management, and Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley as a world class development.
The building close to the city’s Central Railway Station and River Lagan includes over 140,000 square feet of Grade A office space, and involved 150 construction jobs over a two year period.
It spans six floors and includes large, sociable working spaces, a restaurant, break-out areas, outdoor terrace and high tech software development laboratories.
OHMG Managing Director Martin Lennon and Cathal O’Hare, Construction Director Ireland were among guests who attended the official opening ceremony.
The NI Secretary said: “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 organization such as Allstate.”
John Healy, Managing Director of Allstate Northern Ireland, Suren Gupta, Executive Vice President of Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures, as well as Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest NI, also attended the official opening.
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 US.
Mr Healy said: “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.”