Our dynamic workspace environments inspire active collaboration, entrepreneurship and connection. Our property-as-a-service offerings are designed to help individuals flourish and companies thrive
The Innovation Centre:
The central hub of the Catalyst community at our headquarters in Belfast. The Innovation Centre caters for individuals with virtual tenancies, one-person businesses, start-ups, and larger companies requiring an entire office. With the main café, lounge and meeting rooms on-site, this space is designed to promote collaboration and networking for the entire Titanic Quarter campus.
White Star House:
White Star House is occupied entirely by the global corporation Citi. The building was one of the first to be built at our Belfast campus and was snapped-up quickly by its current members. The building is a landmark, with three prominent ‘bows’ on its front façade, equal in height to the three infamous ships built a few metres away by the White Star Line: Olympic, Britannic and of course, Titanic.
Concourse I / Concourse II / Concourse III / The Legacy Building:
Agile, serviced workspace solutions starting from a dedicated individual desk facility, all the way to entire floors for large companies. On-site services include catering facilities, bookable meeting rooms and conferencing facilities, free car-parking and public transport services to the City Centre.
The successful Science Park model was designed to integrate the three arms of the Knowledge Economy: industry, academia and government.
As part of Catalyst’s ongoing relationship with Northern Ireland’s research institutions, the ECIT building provides a state-of-the-art home for two of Queen’s University’s world-leading research bodies: ECIT, the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology; and CSIT,the Centre for Secure Information Technologies – The UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security research.
Lightyear is a global Software as a Service (SaaS) business focused on developing and building cutting-edge fintech products for Businesses and Accountants and Bookkeepers. Lightyear has seen tremendous growth over the last few years and with that their team has grown too.
Originally based in our Innovation Centre, Lightyear needed more room to grow and this is what they did, with ease on the same campus. Working with our property and community team and following our innovative design-led thinking approach, Lightyear developed a bespoke office environment that not only catered for the safety of each team member, but also created an environment that promoted creativity and productivity.
Includes all "Core Benefits'
Use of our mailing address
Access to common areas & open plan working
Includes all 'Core Benefits'
Desk with filing pedestal in open plan area
Access to communal areas including canteen and breakout lounge
Reception services including photocopying and faxing
Access to meeting and conference rooms on the same terms as other members
Use/retention of Catalyst address including mail handling and forwarding
Access to wireless broadband
Priced per sq/ft
Includes all core benefits
Grade A office space in the heart of Belfast's innovation campus
Dedicated private office with 24/7 Access
Bespoke design solution, co-designed with our property team
A dedicated desk for each team member
Tier 1 connectivity onsite
Director of Property and Community
Mervyn Watley is the Director of Property & Community at Catalyst. Mervyn has been in this role since 2007 and over this period has overseen extensive capital development and tremendous growth in on-campus company numbers.
Prior to Catalyst Mervyn managed real estate and large capital programmes for Ulster University and Northern (now Danske) Bank. Mervyn is a graduate from Ulster University
Mervyn was previously a Non-Executive director of the UK Science Park Association
Head of Community
Niamh Griffin is the Head of Community at Catalyst responsible for leading a team supporting and enabling the Catalyst on Campus Community of entrepreneurs and innovators, from start-ups to multi-nationals making it easier for them to flourish and thrive. Whereby being a part of Catalyst actively contributes to their business success.
Before joining Catalyst in April 2022, Niamh held senior roles in financial services in UK, NI and Republic of Ireland with responsibility for strategy, growth & development, technology migration, product design and management, marketing, and the design and implementation of customer, sector and market engagement strategies for business growth.
A passionate advocate for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion she is an active founder of a LeanIn Circle, fundraiser for NIPANC, Alzheimer’s and is a Mental Health First Aider.
Niamh is a graduate of Ulster University business school from the Digital Ready Leaders Programme, Technological University Dublin in Rural Tourism, Marketing & Management and UCD with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German.
Head of Facilities
Declan McCaffrey is the Head of Facilities for Catalyst where he Works within the Property Team, working closely with the Community Team to deliver a world class service for Catalysts onsite community, partners and visitors.
With 15 years experience in Facilities Management and passionate about making the working environment an even more green and sustainable place.
Declan graduated from University of Ulster in 2008 with a degree in Building Surveying, Adv Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2012. He is an avid Life saver and achieved a Bronze Medallion and Award of Merit.
He also enjoys playing football, golf, walking his dog and hiking in his spare time.
Head of Estates and Development
Head of Estates and Development
Craig joined Catalyst in June 2023 as the Head of Estates and Development. He is responsible for leading the estates team to maximize and grow the property estate both in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry including existing buildings and future developments.
A member of the RICS since 2010, Craig has over 15 years of experience in the UK property industry across retail, office, industrial, and leisure sectors. Prior to joining Catalyst, Craig worked for a Northern Ireland based property investment and development company as a Senior Asset Manager where he was responsible for the drafting and delivery of large-scale business plans and developments for private equity clients across a UK-wide portfolio.
Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Ulster in Property Investment and Development and RICS certification in Construction Project Management.
Craig is proudly the 5th generation of his family to work on the Belfast Titanic Quarter site with a family history in Harland and Wolff going back to the Olympic Class liners!
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