Sandyford Business District launches its new work and event space on Connected Hubs Showcase DayPadraig Conlon 26 Apr 2023
Sandyford Business District (SBID) has today launched HUB17, a new mixed-use office, workshop and storage space, located in the heart of the district.
The addition of this facility adds to the increasing business and community services, and initiatives, the organisation has introduced to the area, in recent years. Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy Ossian Smyth formally opened the new facility and addressed those in attendance.
The opening of HUB17 coincides with Connected Hubs Showcase Day, a national campaign promoting the incredible variety and regional diversity of the connected hubs network across the country.
HUB17 offers flexible and affordable workspace solutions to businesses, community groups, and sporting organisations, including:
- 9 serviced offices
- 5 workshop spaces
- 6 storage units
- 2 fully furnished meeting rooms with high-speed broadband
- 3 privacy pods
- 2 bookable boardrooms
- A podcast studio
- A community event space
The space is already host to a number of businesses across a range of sectors, including tech, retail, professional services and sporting organisations such as the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), who are currently recording their podcast series from the facility.
Demonstrating the diversity of demand for the facility, HUB17 will host a Wellness Hub during Wellness Week (May), which will feature seminars from health and well-being professionals, for employees of the district.
HUB17’s prime location in Sandyford Business District provides easy access to major transportation links, including the Luas Green Line and M50 motorway.
In addition, the venue is located on the doorstep of many cafés, restaurants, retail outlets and residential units.
Members using the facility will have access to private on-site parking, a fully equipped kitchen and they will benefit from a fully serviced reception.
The launch of HUB17 highlights Sandyford Business District’s continued commitment to providing dynamic and cutting-edge supports to businesses throughout its diverse business community, making the district a foremost business centre and an area for residents to work, live and connect.
Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy Ossian Smyth commented on the opening, saying: “I congratulate all involved in opening Hub 17.
“All over the country, hubs allow people to work flexibly and in their own communities with access to great facilities.
“I am happy to see HUB17 open here today, confirming that Sandyford Business District is a great place to live and work.”
Ger Corbett, CEO of Sandyford Business District said: “The official opening of HUB17 today marks SBID’s latest initiative, aimed at improving the experience of businesses, community groups and sporting organisations in the district.
“The provision of modern and innovative facilities designed to host meetings, gatherings and events, will only serve to enhance our district as a place to locate.
“With comprehensive access to major transportation links, retail and hospitality outlets, amenities and residential units in the area, we look forward to building on the suite of supports already on offer here.”