McCann Dublin With many agencies planning a return to the office over the coming weeks and months with others finalising details of hybrid work models, McCann Dublin will be throwing open the doors to staff and clients in its new HQ in the Liberties.
The agency is now located in The Sixty-One, a trendy Grade A building that dates back to the 1600s which has been newly restored for the digital age. The Sixty-One, which is on Thomas Street, was designed by Dublin architects Laurence and Long and the project was underpinned by a careful and sensitive approach combining sustainable technologies and use of quality building materials.
Particular emphasis was placed on exploiting daylight and natural ventilation to promote wellbeing and reduce energy dependency. The historical fabric of the original building has been preserved, dated and documented, and the 4,000 artefacts uncovered by a full archaeological excavation are now with the National Museum.
According to McCann Dublin’s managing partner, Jenny Paetzold: ‘Since March 2020 we have seen enormous changes in how we come together to collaborate and create, and it has been incredible to see how our teams have embraced and adapted to remote working. Working apart has shown us that our office space means much more to us than just a physical place. So we’ve designed and created a workspace that will inspire, fuel our collective energy, and encourage collaboration and creativity.
“As we slowly return to the office, our new workspace will be used largely for activities that benefit from being together in person, such as creative collaboration, client briefings, meetings and a bit of morning chit chat! We look forward to welcoming you all through the doors for a coffee and a chat and meeting our neighbours on the lively Thomas Street,” she adds.