Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. will open the new HEINEKEN Ireland offices at the Lady’s Well Brewery on 17th November 2017. Following on from creating the new Heineken Ireland offices in Dublin, MDO were asked to look at the refurbishment of the offices in the Malt House on the Cork site. This involved a full assessment of the building from both a workplace strategy and conservation viewpoint.
The building had numerous floors with low ceiling heights used originally for spreading out corn for malting. MDO built a full BIM model, showing where there was poor flow through the building and whole floors were underutilised. This resulted in the radical proposal to remove an entire floor to create a dramatic new double height office between the first and second floors. This new space extends in from the new reception area and is the heart of the new office. It allows the customer service team to be brought back into the centre of the workplace from an adjacent building and reunites the staff cohort.
As part of the works MDO were able to achieve full disabled access to all areas of the office space within the Malt House. Internally the alteration has opened up the building to create a transformed environment, full of natural daylight and collaborative flow of staff from floor to floor. This has cemented the viability of the building to continue into the future as a vibrant and active historic building.