CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Indeed’s Dublin HQ
US-based Indeed, an employment search-engine firm, put down roots in Dublin, Ireland in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. After originally opening a small office at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay along the River Liffey, the firm has continued to expand at an incredible rate, establishing Dublin as its HQ for operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
All this growth has meant a nearly constant need to expand and upgrade its workspaces. Structure Tone’s Dublin team helped the company with one of its earliest offices and has become a partner in their growth ever since.
FROM THE SMALL…
Relationships are, in fact, what brought Structure Tone to Indeed in the first place when McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects (MDO) suggested Structure Tone for the Sir John Rogerson’s Quay project. After that effort went well, Indeed enlisted the same team to expand to a 140,000sf space at St. Stephen’s Green—and then some.
“The work at St. Stephen’s Green was spread over several phases, with a few different design teams over the course of it,” says Gary Harvey, Structure Tone senior surveyor. “We were the constant, which really helped us understand what they wanted and the kind of solutions they liked.”
Structure Tone has continued to be that constant for Indeed, managing large phases of their fit-out at St. Stephen’s Green as well as all the smaller projects they need to make the space work for their staff, from restacks to toilet renovations.
“They were growing so quickly that in the beginning they relied on us quite a bit,” says Thomas Kennedy, Structure Tone senior project manager. “But as they have done more of these projects, they understand how a building project works, and we understand what they need.”
… TO THE LARGE
Last year Indeed announced plans to expand even further in Dublin, increasing its workforce to 3,000 in a new HQ in the city’s Capital Dock development. Given its size, Indeed tendered the first phase of the 235,000sf job. While it ultimately went to Structure Tone, the competition was stiff.
“We were competing against the incumbent core-and-shell contractor, who was very keen to stay involved in the development,” says John Atkinson, Structure Tone project director. “What worked in our favour was the relationship we had established over the course of the previous projects and, ultimately, the trust they had in us to deliver.”
Now completed, the eight-storey, three-phase project, designed by RKD, involved a number of unique and complex features including:
- Structural alterations and removal of large sections of floor slab for five new circulation staircases and a bleacher seating area
- Two high-end reception areas with a living wall
- Significant use of joinery including timber paneling and fins
- Abundant meeting spaces and collaboration areas
- Tea stations and a restaurant
- Roof garden terrace
- Complex IT and AV requirements, which involved extensive mechanical and electrical service adaptation.
As the Capital Dock project has come to a close, Indeed continues to look toward the future, exploring further updates and expansions to keep up with the incredible pace of their growth. And the Structure Tone Dublin team is ready to support them, however they need.
We’re excited to continue helping them expand, upgrade, fit out—whatever they need,” says Atkinson. “It’s become a truly collaborative and trusting relationship.”
Owner’s Rep: KMCS
Completion: January 2020
- 1,000sf: Size of initial Indeed project
- €100,000: Value of initial Indeed project
- 9 completed projects
- 300,000 total square footage
- €44 million in total completed project value
- 2019: Capital Dock project was a Fit Out Award “Project of the Year” finalist