The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, has selected real estate property specialists CBRE to provide outsourced integrated facility management services throughout its extensive campus site. Following a competitive public tendering process (across the EU), the contract was awarded to CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, a specialist division within the CBRE Group, which supports occupier clients of all sizes, through facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction services.
The appointment of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) as the single outsourced facilities management provider to The Digital Hub will see it provide a broad range of integrated facilities management services across the entire enterprise campus. The Digital Hub campus currently has over 70,000 sq.ft. of lettable office space located across nine buildings and is home to 80 established businesses employing over 750 people.
Among the categories of services that CBRE GWS will provide include: ongoing property maintenance services; security services including monitoring CCTV, static guard and access control; Cleaning Services; Health & Safety Management Services; a Help Desk Service; Waste Management Services and Advisory Services that contribute to greater efficiencies and savings in relation to the management of the buildings.
Commenting on the contract award, Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “We are totally committed and constantly driven to provide an easy, flexible, vibrant working community that supports collaboration, networking and the growth of our digital businesses. To achieve this requires a well-run workplace environment that enables people to perform at their best. We have varied office space and an eclectic mix of buildings, which adds to the distinctiveness of The Digital Hub campus. CBRE GWS, understands our needs and challenges and has the capabilities and expertise to help us deliver and maintain space for a happy, productive workforce.”
Speaking on behalf of CBRE GWS, Darren Rennie, Managing Director, said: “Like The Digital Hub, our focus is on enhancing the employee workplace experience. CBRE is delighted to partner with The Digital Hub on this shared vision, and look forward to showcasing our market-leading suite of IT platforms and services to an exciting mix of clients within the iconic Digital Hub campus.”
The CBRE FM Cloud will be the key management tool used to provide The Digital Hub with a cohesive and responsive service. The aim of this IT solution is to implement an automated and sophisticated infrastructure supporting the CBRE team and allowing CBRE to provide The Digital Hub and their clients with real time and comprehensive management information.
It is expected that the provision of this outsourced facilities management services will operate for an initial two-year period with options to extend further up to a maximum duration of seven years.
The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.