Blackrock office block to be rented at €349 per sq m

Trident House will be available in third quarter of this year after undergoing revamp

Trident House is part of Blackrock Shopping Centre

Trident House is part of Blackrock Shopping Centre


BNP Paribas Real Estate is quoting a rent of €349.83 per sq m (€32.50 per sq ft) for an office block in Blackrock, Co Dublin, which will be available for occupation in the third quarter of 2018 after undergoing a revamp which starts this month.

Trident House, part of Blackrock Shopping Centre, was formerly occupied by the Office of Public Works for more than 30 years. It is a four-storey-over-basement building extending to 1,747sq m (18,804sq ft) with floor plates ranging in size from 308-877sq m (3,315-9,440sq ft). There are also 21 on-site car-parking spaces which are available to rent at €2,500 per annum.

All floors are to have open-plan plates while the double-height reception area and lobby will have a contemporary feel. The new spec will also include raised access floors, exposed ceilings with acoustic treatment to the slab, automatic lighting control system, air conditioning, two eight-person lifts, showers and CCTV.


A new facade will feature aluminium windows and the fourth floor will benefit from a balcony area.

Landlord Friends First is also refurbishing Blackrock Shopping Centre, which will include a major internal refurbishment and the addition of a new glazed roof.

The company has just started to redevelop the adjacent 6,500sq m (69,965sq ft) office site at Enterprise House, where it has secured a pre-let to Zurich Life on a new 20-year lease term, and this will be ready in 2019.

Meanwhile, work is well advanced on upgrading the nearby Frascati Shopping Centre which will increase from 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft) to 15,793sq m (170,000sq ft). It is expected to be ready later this year.