Our Mission

Fostering innovation and supporting an entrepreneurial community with secure, scalable premises on flexible terms and with excellent communications.

A place with its own innate dynamism and energy, where you have space to grow, the flexibility to push your business forward and all the benefits of working and collaborating within a lively business community.

We manage an impressive estate at multiple locations, and every aspect of it has been designed around our desire to enhance the performance and accelerate the success of our tenants. This means our tenants enjoy much more than just premises and furniture, they have access to high-spec technical facilities, a range of tailored business support programmes, and access to a supportive community of knowledge-based businesspeople.

Catalyst Inc is designed to provide a stimulating work environment for businesses with ambition. Software, telecoms, financial engineering, digital media, gaming, clean tech, aeronautical and business services are all represented in this busy 2,500-strong commercial community of both established companies and new ventures. And with tenancy deals ranging from one person, one desk on a monthly deal; to single company/whole building on a 15-year lease, there’s a package to suit your needs.

Catalyst Inc are a member of UKSPA (UK Science Park Association), view our profile here


NI has one of the UK's fastest-growing knowledge economies. At Catalyst Inc, workspaces and lease agreements are designed for flexibility, scaling with you as your business grows.


Our tenants enjoy access to high-performance facilities, including dedicated fibre-optic broadband, in-house data centres and video conferencing tools, as well as a range of catered meeting and event spaces for hire.


We manage a portfolio of agile workspace across four campuses; these are our Belfast Campus, Titanic Quarter, our North-West Campus in Derry~Londonderry, our Mid-East Antrim Campus in Ballymena and in Co. Donegal at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.


Tenancy at Catalyst Inc delivers more than workspace and facilities, it means being part of a peer-driven network with access to business support services, networking, skills development and investment opportunities, as well as chance collisions.

The Team

Mervyn Watley

Mervyn Watley

Director of Corporate Real Estate & Facilities

Mervyn's role involves the management of the Catalyst Inc Real Estate’s 25-acre estate at Titanic Quarter Belfast, 3 acre site at Fort George in Londonderry and the recent Mid-East Antrim campus in Ballymena. Responsible for providing and managing the physical environment for around 150 companies including blue-chip ones like Citi,DOW, HP, IBM, Kana, Microsoft and SAP. Responsibilities also include capital development, lease management and facilities management.

Eliza Harvey

Eliza Harvey

Facilities Assistant

Eliza is Facilities Assistant for the Innovation Centre in Derry~Londonderry and manages the day to day operations associated with the building. She also works very closely with the 30+ companies in the state of the art facility to ensure they receive the full benefit from their tenancy. Eliza has a BSc Honours in Construction Engineering and Management

Declan McCaffrey

Declan McCaffrey

Facilities Manager

Declan has been with Catalyst Inc since August 2008. Responsible for managing the facilities and operations for Catalyst Inc Real Estate while providing an efficient and cost effective service for over 150 tenant companies. Declan has a BSc Hons in Building Surveying, has obtained a Diploma in Industrial Studies, Advanced Diploma in Leadership & Management Practice. He is also is a Certified Member of the BIFM.

Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

Business Development Manager

Andy has been with Catalyst Inc since 2010 working in general Business Development. Day to day duties include: Managing and securing tenants, marketing communications, procurement, supplier account management, process and operational management. He has a BSc in Interactive Multimedia Design and a Diploma in Project Management.