US tech company to be City Quays 3’s first tenant
An American tech company appears to be one of the first tenants of Belfast’s flagship office project, City Quays 3, at £ 50million, the Business Telegraph can reveal.
It can be revealed that Aflac will occupy two floors in the 16-story tall high-end building. The company specializes in supplemental insurance and operates primarily in the United States and Japan.
He is currently calling the neighboring City Quays 2 house, but it is understood that he will move his main base to City Quays 3 when the building is completed in the coming months. The company said last year it was ahead of its goal of increasing its workforce in Belfast to 150 over the next three years. Aflac employs approximately 4,700 people in the United States and 11,000 worldwide.
City Quays 3 of Belfast Harbor is the city’s largest office development, covering 250,000 square feet of space spread over 16 floors. It was recently completed and is expected to be completed later this year after construction by Farrans Construction.
Aflac is a Fortune 500 company with more than 50 million customers and has chosen Belfast as their cybersecurity base.
In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph earlier this year, Keith Farley, who heads the company’s office here, said he had moved to Belfast after spotting more than a dozen other locations.
His staff in Belfast are developing smart cybersecurity software and solutions for his company, which provides additional insurance to pay for personal expenses not covered by major medical insurances.
“As the lives of our clients have changed, with many other daily online services and products coming online, it was important for Aflac to find a technology expansion site with strong talent and a culture of business. ‘innovation so that we can develop the digital solutions to meet their needs and aspirations, ”he said.
“Thus, in 2016, Aflac embarked on the search for a location for a new global center for cybersecurity and technological innovation. After considering 15 other potential locations, we decided to settle here in Belfast.
Construction began on City Quays 3 in 2019 and Belfast Harbor says the development supported 600 construction jobs during construction, including a number of apprenticeship roles.
He says work on the building should be completed before the end of this year.