Dublin-Based Iconic Offices Set To Deliver Europe’s First WELL Certified Flexible Workspace

Iconic Offices is pursuing The WELL Building Standard™ at The Lennox Building, placing wellbeing and productivity at the heart of the design.
  • Dublin-based flexible workspace brand, Iconic Offices, is set to open its newest location, The Lennox Building, in August 2019.
  • The Lennox Building is pursuing The WELL Building Standard™ under WELL v2, placing wellbeing and productivity at the heart of the design.
  • WELL v2 is the world’s first building standard that focuses on advancing health and wellness experiences in buildings, creating spaces where people are happier, healthier and more productive.

Iconic Offices, Ireland’s leading flexible workspace provider, is set to open a brand new ‘Grade A’ office building in a prime city centre location in Dublin by August 2019.

Iconic has invested c.€3.5 million into The Lennox Building, boasting a premium office design akin to a five-star boutique hotel.

The Lennox Building is similar in style to a five-star hotel.

It is based on the corner of South Richmond and Lennox Street, sited within close proximity to highly established office districts such as Hatch Street and Harcourt Street. Iconic is proud to bring this exclusive commercial property to the Dublin market, increasing their portfolio to a notable sixteen CBD locations.

Iconic Pursues WELL v2 Standard for Design and Wellbeing

In the last 20 years, the modern office has undergone numerous evolutions. The early 2000s saw the demise of mass cubicles and the rise of open floorplans, while 2016 brought waves of foosball and ping pong tables to tech offices everywhere. Although office design trends come and go, one thing that won’t change is the impact the office environment has on employee health and well-being.

With this front of mind, The Lennox Building is going one step further, and pursuing The WELL Building Standard™ under WELL v2, placing the wellbeing and productivity of its members at the heart of the design.

WELL v2 is the world’s first building standard that focuses on advancing health and wellness experiences in buildings globally, creating spaces where people are happier, healthier and more productive.

The finishes, fittings and design approach are all carefully aligned with Iconic Offices’ WELL Building Standard targets, and the fit-out is designed to achieve WELL Certification to meet health and wellness goals. Upon completion, this Iconic Offices project is set to be the first WELL v2 Certified™ flexible workspace in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in Europe.

Upon completion, The Lennox Building in Dublin is set to be the first WELL v2 Certified™ flexible workspace in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in Europe.

Founder & CEO, Joe McGinley said of the announcement:  

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“We are always looking to improve and excel when it comes to the workspaces we deliver to the market for our members. Our latest 2019 properties are taking Iconic Offices product to another level, with The Lennox Building being unique in both function and design. The building will literally perform for its occupants, providing a comprehensive range of first-class amenities any business could require.”

Design Approach

Iconic Office’s level of commitment to provide exclusive custom design features is at the heart of The Lennox Building. With interiors akin to a luxe boutique hotel, the design approach for The Lennox was to maximise the great city views and to create an interior that is eclectic, striking, glamorous and a one-of-a-kind experience where contemporary urban design meets roaring 1920s glamour.

Lying behind the sleek black monochromatic exterior, is an abundance of luxurious statement furnishings. The lobby is defined by a stunning bespoke brass and crystal chandelier, creating a captivating and atmospheric entrance. While acting as the key feature to the reception lounge on the first floor, is a five-metre Cherry Blossom tree sitting front and centre of the full height curved corner glazed window.

A Cherry Blossom tree dominates the lounge area, adjacent to a full height curved corner glazed window.

First-Class Amenities

At The Lennox Building, the workspace will be supported by premium services. Spanning c.27,000sq ft over five floors, this exceptional Grade A property will house up to 350 workstations. Comprising of premium private office and coworking spaces, clients will also be supported by first-class amenities including a 2,000 sq ft outdoor rooftop terrace with expansive views of the city; this space will accommodate wellness and events programmes providing facilities such as Yoga, Pilates and Meditation.

Other first-class facilities in the pipeline include a modern conference centre (spp) with large multifunction event spaces, large meeting rooms, break out spaces, onsite catering and a dedicated Iconic events support team. Furthermore, there are also plans for a new and exciting restaurant on the ground floor operated by Press Up Entertainment.

The Lennox Building will open its doors in August 2019 and can accommodate an individual freelancer up to a team of 350 on flexible terms from one month upwards.

* WELL v2 is the next version of WELL, a new paradigm for supporting human health through better buildings. WELL v2 consolidates previous iterations and pilots into one WELL for all project types. The system is designed to grow in specificity and speciality over time, adapting to accommodate diverse space types and geographies and to respond to new evidence and ever-evolving public health concerns.

The WELL Building Standard v2 is revolutionising the way people think about buildings. It explores how design, operations and behaviours within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimised to advance human health and well-being. Covering seven core concepts of health and hundreds of features, WELL v2 is a flexible building standard and represents the future of design.

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