This is where the makers of the future come together.

IF is a spacious, purpose-built hub featuring workspace that’s filled with energy and imagination.

With vibrant features designed in collaboration with fashion designer and entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway MBE, Innovation Factory is the five-star home to Belfast’s hotbed of entrepreneurial talent. Central to a thriving tech culture, IF is a fantastic alternative to city working.

What IF you were part of something new?


Innovation Factory is the newest business community in Belfast – and attracts national and international talent. Based on the previous site of Mackie International, this renovated factory space has now returned to its employment roots by offering a future for entrepreneurial spirit. With flexible, leased space and bespoke business advice in the heart of a well-connected, booming city.

What IF workspace was designed for you?


Everything we do is designed to help you thrive. With flexible workspace, access to investment opportunities and bespoke business advice, we tailor our services to your needs.

The business growth programmes and advice you receive is specifically designed to accelerate your growth – so you can focus on what you do best.

If you’re looking for a place to work outside the city, IF is right for you.

Backed by


Innovation Factory is part of the Belfast City Council’s ambition to develop and support social regeneration within the local Belfast area, whilst providing a state of the art facility for small business growth. Developed on the former Mackies Plant, in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland & the European Regional Development Fund, IF aims to provide the state-of-the-art infrastructure and support small independent businesses require to thrive and grow.


What IF you were part of a network of 1,000 entrepreneurs?


Innovation Factory is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of centres across the UK.

As a high growth business ourselves, we understand what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing. We know what works and we know how best to support you. We can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of our locations (subject to availability).


At the heart of our centres

We move businesses forward by believing in

The people who work there

The success of their business

The connections they make

The largest operator of innovation centres in the UK, with 24 and growing, Oxford Innovation is also a leader of social and economic development. By providing infrastructure for developing companies, we create financial return for building owners while contributing to the economy in region. This offers the businesses that operate in each centre reassurance for longer-term security and a proven growth model to help them succeed.



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What IF you had support to go above and beyond?


Our team knows exactly what to ask to help you grow, and are always available. We see your business as our own, and go above and beyond – to help you go further.

With a close network of commercial experts, our team will also connect you to specialist advice and skill providers that will move your business forward.

Majella Barkley
Innovation Director
Shane Smith
Community Engagement Officer
Anna McDonnell
Centre Manager