Ireland’s Market Leaders in Flexible Workspace Solutions Are Expanding Iconic Offices Cork officially opens this week

Iconic Offices are Ireland’s market leaders in flexible workspace since 2013, offering a range of solutions across 17 design-led properties.  This month Iconic Offices officially opened their first location outside of Dublin, at Cork’s Navigation Square.

Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy welcomed Iconic Offices to Cork at a press photocall with Iconic Offices CEO Joe McGinley.
With an already expansive portfolio across Dublin, and further growth plans in sight, Cork is the logical next step for Iconic’s expansion outside of Dublin. A forward-thinking and ever-evolving city, and Ireland’s second-largest economic region, Cork is set to become the fastest-growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years, and will play an essential role as the economic centre of the southern region of Ireland. According to Ibec’s HR Update Survey, 62% of respondents intend to implement hybrid working in their organisation, with hybrid working recognised as a competitive advantage for organisations, along with other flexible working practices.
“There is clear evidence of increasing demand for flexible workspace solutions in Cork city.” Says Iconic Offices CEO, Joe McGinley.” This strategic business move has been a work in progress for a number of months now, and finding the right property and location for this next step outside of Dublin, was essential to the culture and essence of Iconic Offices. When looking at Cork, what really excited us was the phenomenal ecosystem which has organically grown off the back of the great work of many multinationals in the city; namely Apple, Intel, Pfizer to name a few. This hyper growth has added to an impressive expansion of high-quality colleges, R&D centres, indigenous start-ups, inbound FDI and culture for innovation. We hope to see ourselves as a facilitator for such innovation and growth, and our goal is to embed ourselves into the community of Cork and help this innovation to continue."

From global giants to indigenous start-ups and SMEs, Cork has a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and rich talent base across a variety of industries. Iconic intends to further facilitate this innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and to be a driver of inspiration and business growth for their Cork-based clients.
I am delighted to welcome Iconic Offices to Cork and look forward to working in partnership on many initiatives over the coming months,” says Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chamber.  “Feedback from our members indicates more and more are returning to the office with different requirements and models to meet a rapidly evolving work environment. As Cork continues to grow with significant levels of new investment and expansion activity it is important the necessary business infrastructure is in place to meet this demand. I wish Iconic Offices every success in providing our city with this new, vibrant, and innovative workspace.”

The state-of-the-art flexible workspace in Cork will feature showers and drying rooms, a sleek digital coffee dock, bike racks, car parking, locker facilities and changing rooms, and Electric Vehicle (EV) car charging points. The service offering will include private offices, coworking, flexible meeting rooms, and collaborative break-out space, providing different ways of working to support modern working needs. There will also be a community event space, and a state-of-the-art podcast room, equipped with microphones, soundproofing, appropriate lighting, and video streaming facilities. Continuing our partnership with Business to Arts, the premises will be decorated throughout with a carefully curated artwork collection showcasing the work of local creative talent. The new location will also feature a Grade A fit-out, and high-end professional interiors. The offices will be rich in natural daylight, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the premises.

Achieving WELL certification across their buildings, where possible, is an integral part of Iconic’s business culture. Located across an entire 14,000 sq ft. floor in Navigation Square Iconic Offices Cork is a Grade A WELL v2 Targeted workspace, boasting high-end design, floor to ceiling windows in every office, views overlooking the River Lee, podcast room and event space, as well as ergonomic sit stand desks as standard.
"I came to Cork 15 years ago and fell in love with this city." Says Jason Sleator, Commercial Area Manager at Iconic Offices in Cork. "It has become my home and I’ve seen it grow from strength to strength since I got here. With my background in hospitality and considering the evolution of how people are working in Cork City in terms of requiring hybrid and flexible office solutions, the opportunity to introduce an established brand like Iconic Offices to the area, was exciting and relevant for me to get involved with. Immediately I could see the values I am used to from the hospitality being mirrored with those of our founder and CEO Joe as well as the wider Iconic team. Customer first, attention to detail, and five-star service. To bring that to a workspace environment in a thriving city like Cork, is something which I truly feel will add value here."
Experts in this area, Iconic adapt and grow with their clients, providing a variety of benefits including extensive customisation, and aiding talent attraction through appealing and inspiring workspace and community benefits. Providing their client members with everything from a front of house support team, state of the art IT infrastructure, and ergonomic office set ups, Iconic take away the hassle of the day to day running of an office so that their clients can focus on other important aspects of their businesses whilst being assured they are in reliable hands.

For more information on Iconic Offices’ expansive portfolio of flexible workspace offerings, visit iconicoffices.com