Regus expands in Ireland
Global workspace provider opens new centre in Sandyford, Dublin
Regus, the global workspace provider, has opened its sixth location in Ireland.
The new business centre is in The Chase, a landmark building in Sandyford, Dublin and provides a range of fully-equipped workspace options and business services, including a business lounge, part-time and Virtual Offices, serviced offices, meeting rooms and video conferencing. Options include a telephone answering and post handling service, IT and telecoms and administrative support.
Regus currently has four other centres across Dublin and one in Cork. Enquiry rates are at an all-time high, particularly from the tech and digital, aviation finance, recruitment and financial sectors.
The Sandyford centre is attracting a wide variety of business users, from large corporate customers, including Mastercard, to business people dropping in to use the business lounge as somewhere productive to work between meetings or on business trips, thanks to its proximity to the M50.
One of the fastest growing areas of Regus’ business is Businessworld, the world’s largest membership scheme giving on-demand access to flexible workspace. Businessworld Gold membership costs from €35 and gives drop-in access to Regus’ business lounge network across the globe. Drop-in access to the Dublin centre network costs from €19.
One example of someone who works on the move is Conor Riordan, Director of Riordan Insurances. Conor has a permanent office in Drogheda but regularly uses his Businessworld Gold card to access Regus business lounges in Dublin.
He comments, “It’s useful to have access to drop-in workspace which I can use when I’m on my way to visit customers. Not only can I can be much more productive in a business centre than in a noisy café, it also means that I have the option of staying in Dublin for longer and don’t have to waste time travelling all the way back to Drogheda to do my work. ”
Conor agrees that the Sandyford centre will make a useful addition to the Regus network.
He adds, “I can certainly envisage the centre being a useful meeting point for those travelling in from Wicklow, or even Wexford and Waterford, meaning they can avoid travelling right into the centre of Dublin. I’ll certainly use the centre when I go the South of Dublin on business. ”
Flexible working and the ever-more mobile workforce is also fuelling demand for “third place” workspaces, which bridge the gap between the permanent office and the home. Regus is at the forefront of developing this new breed of work hub and is currently rolling out Regus Express centres across Europe.
Current partners include Shell in France and Germany, which is rolling out Regus Express centres at petrol stations and motorway service areas; all the ‘big four’ motorway service area operators in the UK; Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham airports; and British Land shopping centres in the UK. Regus is actively looking for third place partners in Ireland.
Karen Lawlor, Country Manager for Ireland at Regus, comments: “We are excited to open our new centre in Sandyford which marks another step in our expansion across Ireland and are already witnessing strong demand for our flexible workspace in South Dublin’s premier business location.
“The market for our services in Ireland had remained strong these past few years. The flexibility our business model offers allows firms to channel all resources into their core business rather than worrying about managing premises, setting up IT infrastructure, or hiring a receptionist for instance.
“The rise of remote and mobile working is leading to huge demand for drop-in space, such as our business lounges, as more and more firms realise that they don’t necessarily need permanent offices. In fact, they can become a hindrance to the modern, agile business. We know that over half of Irish firms found inflexible property leases to be a major contributor to their financial distress during the recession.”
Regus is the world’s largest flexible workspace provider, with business centres in 104 countries.
Regus is the global workplace provider.
Its network of more than 2000 business centres in 104 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.5million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit: