Garland attend Women in Property & Construction event

Mar 26, 2019

Garland attend Women in Property and Construction event with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

On the 7th of March a Women in Property and Construction event was hosted in 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

The event, entitled “Dublin Rising” addressed the challenges the industry is facing in relation to height restrictions, and discussed the implementations of the new Urban Planning and Building Height Guidelines issued by the Minister’s Office in December 2018.

1 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Housing, Eoghan Murphy was in attendance and participated in the panel discussion. He admitted one of the driving forces behind the changes to planning guidelines was guilt stemming from his time as councillor in Dublin City Council. During that time, the Minister admitted, he was guilty of “Nimbyism” – or, “Not in my back yard” when dealing with planning issues, and is intent to rectify that.

Dublin Rising

A second panel discussed the landmark building “1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay” which hosted the event and is soon to be the home of tech-giant Hubspot. Having provided Project Supervisor Design Process services to the project, we were very interested in this panel which featured those involved in the design, construction and leasing of this building.

In developing 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, and neighbouring sites 1 & 2 Windmill Lane, Mark Pollard, Director of Development at Hibernia Reit stated that they were acutely aware that “Dublin is now an international city and for us it’s about producing a building and area that can attract tenants on a global scale”.

Eddie Coogan, contracts manager with John Paul Construction discussed some of the challenges they faced during the construction of this project, including some architectural finds, and the preservation of historical aspects of the build. Nellie Reid discussed the importance of LEED ratings in attracting the right kind of client.

We were delighted to see this building bustling for this exciting and well-attended event, and wish Hubspot the best of luck in their new home.

1 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

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