Poly selects Galway’s Crown Square for EMEA centre of excellence

US communications company to use new office as research and development hub

US Communications company, Poly, has selected Crown Square in Galway as the location for its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) centre of excellence. The software and audio visual company plans to use its new office as its primary research and development hub in the EMEA region.

Poly's new office forms part of the wider Crown Square campus which is being delivered by developer Padraic Rhatigan's company, the Rhatigan Group. Upon completion, the scheme will comprise some 430,000 sq ft of office space, a 180-bed four-star hotel, 345 residential units and over 35,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space.

The scheme will also feature extensive public space including outdoor seating, landscaped plazas, performance space, exercise areas and a running /walking track around its perimeter.

The Office Buildings will achieve LEED Gold, NZEB certification and have an A2 energy rating. These sustainability measures will assist occupiers in attaining carbon neutrality as part of their respective corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets, along with their future statutory obligations.

Welcoming Poly’s decision to locate its new EMEA centre of excellence at Crown Square, Paul Fitzmaurice, property director at the Rhatigan Group, said: “Our mission is to attract world-class companies to create employment in Galway city. We are delighted to welcome Poly and look forward to working with its new team as it grows its presence at Crown Square.”

Poly’s chief transformation officer, Gloria Loredo, said: “Poly has been at the forefront of communication for over 60 years. We aim to continue to drive change and innovation to give people the freedom to work seamlessly from anywhere, including from Galway.

“Today marks another milestone for us as we begin the countdown to the opening of our new offices, and the ramp up of our recruitment drive. Our Galway address will serve as a global innovation hub and will be home to Poly’s primary research and development lab in the EMEA region, drawing on Ireland’s tech talent and expertise.”

Willie Dowling of CBRE represented Crown Square Developments while John Shannon of Cushman and Wakefield represented Poly. Further details on the scheme are available at crownsquare.ie.