Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus

1 Jul , 2024  

Ireland’s largest construction and engineering firm, Sisk has moved over 200 of its staff into a newly retrofitted building at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin. As a result of the retrofit its new HQ has achieved an energy rating of A3, up from D2. The new offices were officially open by An Tanaiste, Michéal Martin.

The facility has 18 Electric Vehicle charging stations and has a state-of-the-art gym. The building has had solar panels installed on the roof, external air source heat pump and VFF air conditioning.

The retrofit project was complete by over 150 Sisk staff and supply chain partners and by adopting a circular economy approach to materials during the construction phase the project was able to save approximately €132.5k. 

The biggest contributor to carbon savings is having upgraded an existing building instead of building a new one from scratch, since the structure, shell and core of an office building usually account for over 70% of the total building’s carbon footprint.

This fit-out reused carpet tiles, raised access floors, ceiling tiles and external paving, accounting for a 17% reduction against an ‘all new’ fit-out scenario.

The building is a full ‘Digital Twin’ building, this innovative solution will enable Sisk to operate and manage the energy and occupancy rate of the building and will be done remotely by Sisk facilities management company, SENSORi FM.

Sisk employs 1,500 people in Ireland and over 5,000+ supply chain partners across Ireland, UK and Europe.

Tánaiste, Michéal Martin, said: “I am delighted to officially open Sisk’s new head office in Citywest Business Campus today. This state-of-the-art facility is a retrofit building has been upgraded from BER Rating from D2 to A3 and exemplifies what we want to see more of throughout industry as we work towards our retrofitting and climate goals.”

Paul Brown, CEO, Sisk said: “Our new retrofit HQ has been a huge undertaking and now we have a new home that is reflective of our modern business, we’re no longer ‘just’ builders, but trusted construction experts. Our new HQ demonstrates our key strategic priorities including, People & Culture, Net Zero, Digital Transformation and (MMC) Modern Methods of Construction. While this marks a significant change for Sisk, upholding the values of our founder John Sisk is essential that we look after our people and give them an environment fit for purpose, where they can thrive in their respective careers. Our message is clear, we have been in business for 165 years and we want to continue to have a positive impact on future generations to come.”