IT infrastructure company Novosco is expanding its Belfast office space by 50 per cent as its headcount increases towards 300.

The business, which won a £107 million contract with a health trust last year, has acquired an additional 5,000 sq ft of space in the Concourse 3 building at Catalyst in Titanic Quarter to house the additional team members.

In addition to its Belfast headquarters, Novosco also has offices in Dublin and Daresbury in Cheshire.

Founded by Patrick McAliskey and John Lennon, its client-base includes many of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies, universities, large health trusts and housing associations in England, and two Premier League football clubs.

The new office space is on the floor below its existing 11,000 sq ft facility.

The new space has been fitted out to the same standard as Novosco's existing office, and includes a café environment, gym, views over Belfast's Titanic Quarter and modern communal areas.

“Our biggest focus is on providing a fantastic environment for our team to thrive in, and we have worked hard to ensure that our new office space achieves this,” said Novosco managing director Patrick McAliskey.

“Increasing our footprint in Belfast is another important landmark in Novosco's growth and will enable us to continue to expand our team, adding significant value to the local economy.”

Novosco currently employs 220 people, with plans in place to increase to over 300.

Last year Novosco announced a £20m expansion project, including 150 new jobs.

Invest Northern Ireland offered the company over £1.2m towards the creation of 114 of the new roles to be based at its Belfast headquarters.