Pictured (L-R): Arthur Ryan, chairman, Primark; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; and Paul Marchant, CEO, Primark
Primark’s newly redeveloped headquarters on Parnell Street, Dublin have been officially opened at a launch event attended by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
The Chapel House office building was purchased by Primark in 2011 and has since been extensively and expertly redeveloped to reflect the needs of the company’s international headquarters.
Chapel House has been renamed Arthur Ryan House in honour of the company’s founder and chairman, Arthur Ryan.
The redevelopment combines a listed heritage building with an office building spanning a central atrium space.
The layout of the redevelopment was conceived by workplace design practice Morey Smith and is designed to influence greater mobility around the office and encourage social interaction.
The expansive open plan office space features over 40 meeting rooms, a café and eating facilities as well as a gymnasium for employees.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said: “There is a wave of international expansion by Irish companies abroad and Primark is consistently leading this charge. The formidable success of Primark, which started in Ireland, is evident in this up-to-date, state of the art, vibrant and contemporary work space redeveloped to meet the demands of an amazing international brand.”
Primark CEO Paul Marchant added: “We are honoured to welcome An Taoiseach today to officially open Arthur Ryan House in the presence of our esteemed guests, staff and our chairman, Arthur Ryan. The redevelopment coincides with a particularly exciting time for Primark. We need to be able to attract and retain top talent nationally and internationally and we believe Arthur Ryan House now reflects the highest standards of brand image and excellent working facilities for over 600 staff based at Primark’s International headquarters.”