Salesforce, the global CRM company, has announced the official opening of Salesforce Tower Dublin in North Wall Quay in the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks.
The base has been designed to meet the needs of the future workforce with a focus on 'collaboration, sustainability and employee wellness.'
Salesforce says the design has 70% more collaboration space than previous offices and features a 150 person auditorium.
It is one of the most sustainable buildings in Ireland, with double LEED Platinum certification and powered by 100% renewable energy assisted by rooftop solar panels.
The green roof will be covered with plants to sequester carbon and 60,000 bees to help the pollination and biodiversity of inner city Dublin. Thousands of internal plants will make up a network of living walls and planters to improve air quality.
Open to public
The building has been restored back to the protected former desigh of the British Rail Hotel — an iconic building where Irish people would spend their last nights in Ireland before emigrating to other parts of the world.
The space will be open to the public through retail outlets and the winter garden.
'Collaborate and Connect'
"Salesforce Tower Dublin will bring all of our employees together in one location in a truly unique workspace that has been expertly designed for our teams to collaborate and connect," said Carolan Lennon, Country Leader, Salesforce Ireland.
"Dublin has a deserved reputation as a European hotspot for global tech and our teams in Ireland are laser focused on delivering growth and success for companies in Ireland and across Europe who are looking to data, AI, and automation to digitally transform."
Visit from An Taoiseach
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD visited the new campus to celebrate the opening on Thursday.
"As one of the first global technology companies to establish here, this latest investment by Salesforce is yet another vote of confidence in Ireland as a location for global business," said An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
"The company has a long tradition of integrating and working with local communities and this is a positive day for Dublin’s inner city."