The Sidings makes an impact the instant you see it. Trains dart under its levitating form. The monumental facade reflects expanses of sky. Historic walls define an entrance that welcomes in the world.
This is a building that will draw a community to your culture, shape behaviours, and inspire your people to feel closer, think bigger, and act greener.
The building opens in dramatic fashion. Enter, and the energy of the Docklands stays with you. Textures flow seamlessly from the outside in. Immense windows fill the double-height reception with light and street life. The air buzzes with conversations from the café and social spaces. Community starts here.
The Sidings has a long history as a place to relax and recharge. Three outdoor terraces uphold this legacy.
High above the city in the clean sea air, these pocket parks promote all forms of wellness, from mindful time to lively get-togethers.
Work at scale on agile office floors.
Big, bright floorplates flex on demand to support market leader aspirations. Ceilings are high, reaching 2.8 metres on every floor. All nine office floors have super-efficient cores, large 9-metre spans, and few if any columns, so layouts adapt with ease to accommodate growing teams.
There’s a special feel to The Sidings. Traces of its industrial past are everywhere: on the cobbled road where pack horses hauled grain for Guinness; under the atmospheric arch of the rail bridge; in the powerful stonework of the preserved railway wall.
Trains have ferried passengers back and forth across Grand Canal Dock for almost two centuries. Opened in 1834, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway was the first in the world to connect a capital city to a main port. In 1879, a sidings was built on this site, three sets of tracks angling off the main line to create a setdown zone for trains. For 140 years, a mighty retaining wall held in tonnes of packed earth to raise the sidings to bridge level. Fully restored, it will live on as a piece of Docklands history and a landmark for your business.