New ‘1SJRQ’ building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay available

Hibernia REIT expects the 10,219sq m office block to be completed by mid-2018

Hibernia REIT is launching a marketing campaign today to pre-let office space in its planned new development at 1-6 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the south Dublin docklands. The 10,219sq m (110,000sq ft) building, to be known as 1SJRQ, is due to be completed by June, 2018.

It will provide tenants with striking Liffey views in a landmark development that will merge old and new architecture, combining a restored Dublin tramway entrance and two industrial era buildings with a stunning new six-storey grade A office complex.

Architects Henry J Lyons is handling the design.

Piling works are currently underway on site and the project managers are confident that the development will be completed in the second quarter of 2018.



The design includes ample external areas, including a statement entrance courtyard which leads into the building’s 212sq m (2,278sq ft) lobby area where a 24m-high atrium will draw vertical light deep into the lobby and common areas. The floor plates will have flexible accommodation with column free areas and 15m spans. Panoramic full-height glazing systems will optimise natural light levels and lower energy consumption.

Hibernia has also made provision for a range of facilities in the basement including a gym as well as ample bike and car parking.

Frank O’Neill, chief operating officer at Hibernia REIT, said they anticipated strong interest from prospective tenants looking to access significant office space in a prime location.

“1SJRQ is a unique mix of old and new and we’re very proud of the calibre of the design and finish that the building will offer.”

River views

Rita Carney

of JLL, who is joint letting agent with

Karl Byrne

of DTZ, said 1SJRQ would provide the ideal headquarters opportunity with its stunning river views and unrivalled location in the hub of all public transport modes and amenities.

1SJRQ will form part of a quadrant of buildings Hibernia owns in the area around Windmill Lane with the company also in the process of constructing 1WML, a development of 11,148sq m (120,000sq ft) in a joint venture with Starwood Capital. It is due to be completed by the end of 2017.

Jack Fagan

Jack Fagan

Jack Fagan is the former commercial-property editor of The Irish Times