Matheson expands footprint with opening of new Cork office

Business, Irish News | Tue 10 May | Author – Business & Finance
An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin, TD with Mr Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson and Ms Gráinne Callanan, partner and head of Matheson in Cork
Pictured (L-R): An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin, TD with Mr Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson and Ms Gráinne Callanan, partner and head of Matheson in Cork.

Ireland’s largest law firm’s new Penrose Dock facility opened by Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Matheson has officially opened a new premises in Cork with Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD at an event in the state-of-the-art premises at Penrose Dock in the heart of Cork city centre.

Located in Penrose One, the new riverside office reflects Matheson’s continued growth in the Munster region.  The architect-designed space incorporates a mixture of shared offices, shared desk zones, staff canteen, client lounge and client meeting spaces.  The offices will facilitate Matheson’s growing Cork-based team of 35 people, led by partner Gráinne Callanan.  The new office space enables the team to combine working from home and from the office, as part of Matheson’s hybrid model of working.

In 2019, Matheson underlined its dedication to the area by adding new resources and by announcing a significant investment in new, larger office space at Penrose Dock.  These newly opened offices are the result of that investment.

Designed by Wilson Architecture and developed by JCD Group, the campus houses 1,600 people across three buildings, with 500 more to come in the coming years.

The opening of our new Cork office, which was designed to facilitate and support hybrid and flexible working, marks a significant development for Matheson

The building is one of Cork’s most environmentally sound, and was designed to the highest, Gold LEED® Certification Accreditation, now recognised across the world as the benchmark of green building standards.

Commenting on Matheson’s new Cork office, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said: “I would like to congratulate Matheson on the opening of their new office in Cork city.  As the city and broader region emerges from the pandemic and continues to grow, it is important that businesses, both indigenous and international, have access to the expertise they need to drive success.”

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson said: “The opening of our new Cork office, which was designed to facilitate and support hybrid and flexible working, marks a significant development for Matheson.  The growth we have experienced since we first established an office in Cork in 2018, reflects the continued importance of Cork and the wider Munster region is a destination of choice for the world’s leading multinationals in sectors such as life sciences, med-tech, financial services, ITC, and cyber-security, as well as for many domestic Irish companies.”

“We believe that our success in growing our Cork-based team is a positive reflection on both our commitment to our people strategy and on the quality of clients and transactions supported from our Cork office.  We continue to plan for further expansion in Cork and look forward to continuing to grow our relationships with international and indigenous companies in the region”, he added.