Aon to pre-let 32,000 square feet at 15 George’s Quay to enhance colleague collaboration and client service
DUBLIN, 09 January 2023 – Aon plc (NYSE: AON),a leading global professional services firm, today announced that it plans to move to a new state-of-the-art office in Dublin’s city centre. The 32,000-square-foot space will house Aon’s Dublin-based colleagues in one modern, custom-designed building, facilitating a highly collaborative environment to service client needs.
The firm has reached an agreement with IPUT Real Estate to pre-let the space at 15 George’s Quay, a building that is currently being redeveloped and modernised by the real estate group. Aon is expected to take occupancy in 2024.
Aon’s new Dublin office is being designed to promote the firm’s Smart Working approach, which fosters a more inclusive and flexible culture, and will also serve as Aon plc’s corporate offices in Dublin, including space designated for the Aon plc Board of Directors and Dublin-based colleagues. The building will provide Aon with the flexibility to further scale its presence in Ireland and will support its team of 750 experts in Commercial Risk, Health, Wealth and Human Capital Solutions to continue to help clients protect and grow their businesses.
“We are excited about this tremendous new space for our colleagues, clients and board members to work, collaborate and meet,” said Greg Case, Aon’s CEO. “This investment is another demonstration of our overall commitment to Dublin and Ireland, and we look forward to moving into the space in 2024.”
Employee wellbeing and sustainability are at the core of the building redesign. The building will take advantage of its panoramic riverside location by having landscaped roof terraces. In addition to extensive workspace and break-out spaces, the building will also include best-in-class end-of-journey facilities, including showers, personal lockers, 108 bicycle spaces and car parking spaces with EV charging points.
In line with Aon’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals, the new Dublin offices will provide a sustainable workplace at the heart of the city centre and close to transport links. The building will meet leading global sustainability standards including a BER A3 energy rating, LEED Platinum, WiredScore Platinum, Well Gold and NZEB Compliance.
Rachael Ingle, CEO of Aon Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to announce our plans for our new office space in Dublin. With smart working and sustainability at the core of its design, our new building will provide a space that meets the modern needs of our workforce while helping to achieve our target of net-zero emissions by 2030.
“This investment reflects our commitment to harnessing the wide range of capabilities across our team while also looking after the wellbeing of our people by providing a workplace that will enable everyone to learn, develop and thrive.
“I’m confident that through our agreement with IPUT Real Estate, the team will have an inspiring space in which to deliver the most cutting-edge and innovative solutions to clients in all sectors of the economy. In a world that is more volatile than ever before, our team can best prepare our clients to manage through challenges and give them the clarity and confidence to make better decisions that protect and grow their businesses.”
Niall Gaffney, CEO, IPUT Real Estate, said: “At IPUT Real Estate, we continue to see robust demand for our buildings. Occupiers are seeking attractive and sustainable work environments in prime city centre locations, which supports our conviction in the future of the workplace. We are re-generating our office portfolio in the city centre, creating environmentally sustainable buildings with a focus on placemaking and the occupier experience.
“Today, we’re excited to welcome Aon to the IPUT portfolio and to provide them with a green building with market-leading sustainability credentials.”
Aon has transformed over the decades into a global professional services firm supporting a diverse range of businesses. In 2021, the firm celebrated 100 years of serving clients in Ireland and has continued to grow its presence and capabilities since it first established here. The firm also plans to maintain its regional offices located in Cork, Loughrea, Shannon and Mullingar.
More information about Aon Ireland is available at www.aon.com/ireland/.
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