Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ

The relocation represents Sisk’s strong growth and commitment to its ESG targets, as the new HQ has received a positive energy rating.

Sisk has celebrated the relocation of its HQ to Citywest Business Campus in Dublin | BTR News
Sisk has celebrated the relocation of its HQ to Citywest Business Campus in Dublin.

Ireland’s largest construction and engineering firm – Sisk – has moved over 200 of its staff into a newly retrofitted building at Citywest Business Campus in 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 Tánaiste (Deputy Irish Prime Minister), Michéal Martin.

The new facility has 18 electric vehicle charging stations and a gym. The building has had solar panels installed on the roof, external air source heat pump and VFF air conditioning.

“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 that has been upgraded from a BER Rating of D2 to A3 and exemplifies what we want to see more of throughout industry as we work towards our retrofitting and climate goals.”

The Tánaiste Michéal Martin
The new offices were officially opened by Tánaiste Michéal Martin | Sisk | BTR News
The new offices were officially opened by Tánaiste Michéal Martin.

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.

“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.”

Paul Brown, CEO, Sisk
Citywest Business Campus | Sisk | BTR News
Citywest Business Campus.

The building is a full ‘Digital Twin’ building – a virtual model that mirrors a real-life building in real-time, helping to manage and analyse its performance and maintenance. 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 2,500 people and has over 5,000+ supply chain partners across Ireland, UK and Europe. Founded in Cork and family-owned, Sisk is an innovative, international, construction and engineering business with a long-term vision and over 165 years in operation.