Tenants sought for Leeson Street property with ultra-modern makeover

Extensive office redesign of 18 Leeson Street will be completed in March 2022

A computer generated image of the redesigned 18 Lower Leeson Street

A computer generated image of the redesigned 18 Lower Leeson Street

 

A building with a classical facade on Dublin’s Leeson Street will appeal to potential occupiers looking for a sense of history combined with an ultra-modern sustainable office design.

Investor Aviva has embarked on a substantial redevelopment of 18 Leeson Street, which will keep the classic facade synonymous with the area, while upgrading behind it into an ultra-modern office interior.

Formerly occupied by the Office of the Ombudsman, the building is being extensively redeveloped by main contractors Graham, while the re-design is being undertaken by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects. Once complete the building will provide 2,276sq m (24,500sq ft) of grade A office space over five floors, with floors ranging in size from 409sq m (4,400sq ft) to 511sq m (5,500sq ft). It is scheduled to be completed by March 2022 and is being marketed by agents Knight Frank and JLL, who are quoting a rent of €60sq ft.

An aerial view of the rear extension proposed for 18 Lower Leeson Street
An aerial view of the rear extension proposed for 18 Lower Leeson Street

‘Modern workspace’

Of the redevelopment, Dan Daye, director at McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects, said: “The idea was to create modern workspace that blends seamlessly into the period streetscape that is Leeson Street.”

The five high-performance office floors will have exposed ceiling services with VRF air-conditioning and raised access floors. The redesign involved adding a glazed floor-to-ceiling extension to the second and third floors, capped with a green roof. The sustainability features include LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold, a Ber of A3 and Wired Score Silver credentials, which demonstrate that the building contains business-critical connectivity features.

Tenant amenities in the building include 13 secure basement-level car spaces with 23 bike spaces, along with shower, drying and locker facilities.

Located in the heart of Dublin’s central business district, the area is home to a host of world-renowned international organisations such as Horizon, Aercap, KPMG, Standard Life, Dechert and Maples Group to name but a few. The area has extensive public transport links.

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