Forthriver Innovation Factory Works Complete!

Works have been completed at the Forthriver Innovation Factory (Previously known as the Forthriver Innovation Centre) and the project has now been handed over.


The Innovation Factory is a pioneering, creative business space opening on the Springfield Road, Belfast in October 2016. It will be a dynamic, flexible and entrepreneurial hub for start-up businesses and expanding firms specialising in innovation, research and development and other creative solutions.

The new business space forms part of our Investment Programme pledge to support regeneration by investing in infrastructure which will make it easier for businesses to start up and grow. This, in turn, will create wealth and employment opportunities for local residents.

The Innovation Factory will include:

  • 35,500 square feet of flexible, affordable serviced business accommodation
  • Excellent telecoms including fast and reliable broadband
  • 24/7 access
  • Onsite parking
  • Meeting space and conferencing facilities
  • In-house catering
  • Hot-desking
  • Ten minutes travel by car from city centre

Michael Nugent provided a full Mechanical & Electrical Installation for this project which has been described by Belfast City Council as a ‘catalyst for development’. The Forthriver Innovation Factory will be an excellent contribution to Northern Ireland’s rapidly growing technology industry, providing around 400 new jobs and hosting various schemes for the Belfast Metropolitan College.


For more information about Forthriver see here:  Belfast City Council – Innovation Factory