The Northern Ireland Science Park reported that the new £6m development at the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) in Belfast will host the creation of 500 new jobs when it opens. Arlene Forester the MLA Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment “topped off” the building in a ceremony last week.
The new facility which is expected to open in August 2012 is already fully let and will become home to both thriving local start-ups and major global corporations including Kana Software, Export Technologies, Fidessa and Parity. The development is the second of three buildings known as ‘The Concourse’ and is funded by Belfast Harbour. As with other NISP facilities, Concourse Phase II will include agile and connected workspace on flexible terms to facilitate the growth of companies in a wide range of technologies (ICT, life science, engineering and biotech) as they take on global markets in many expanding sectors.
Arlene Forester the MLA Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment said “The Northern Ireland Science Park provides flexible workspace for emerging local, as well as international and innovation-based businesses. It is extremely encouraging that Concourse II is full to capacity and the need for additional space clearly shows that despite a difficult economic climate, businesses associated with NISP have been flourishing”