HubSpot House

Our growth in Dublin has exceeded our expectations, which is a testament to the team and their hard work in building world-class products, delivering exceptional service to our customers, and creating an inclusive and award-winning culture. “HubSpot House” is an amazing space to build upon the fantastic work already achieved, and our commitment to talent growth here will continue to drive growth for HubSpot globally’

JD Sherman, COO HubSpot

  • 120,000 sq.ft.
  • Appointment March 2018
  • Project Complete January 2020
  • LEEDv4 Platinum Commercial Interior Certified
  • €21.5M Contract Spend
  • Full Building Technical Due Diligence
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Pre-Construction
  • Design & Procurement
  • Full Fitout Delivery
  • Complete Facilities Management

the work

the story

Having already delivered over 100k sq.ft. of cumulative office space across 4-separate City Centre locations since 2012, HubSpot once again engaged us in early 2018 with a very specific brief: select, secure and deliver an international HQ building that has a prominent river side location, is from brand new stock, has a world class environmental energy rating, will act as a symbol of HubSpot’s phenomenal growth in the Irish marketplace and most importantly will be a reflection of the Company’s unwavering commitment to its core Irish workforce.

The selection process concluded in late 2018 following the successful negotiation with Developer and Landlord Hibernia- REIT and proudly authorised the execution of a 20-year lease on the new 120k.sq.ft. 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay flagship building. Plans were soon underway to deliver what would become known as the incredible “HubSpot House”.

Once the building was selected and the lease signed, we then acted as Lead D&B Consultant, Client Representative for interaction with the Boston based HubSpot Real Estate Leadership Team, Project Managers, Cost Consultants and Main Contractor for fit out execution and buildout – a highly diverse set of skills and responsibilities that few can fulfil on a project of this scale and complexity.

One of the key features of the fit out is the final LEED rating. LEED has revolutionized the marketplace as the world’s premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. HubSpot House not only achieved the pinnacle of international LEED accreditation for shell and core, but it is also the first building in Ireland to achieve the “LEED Platinum V4” rating for the fit out. The decision to pursue the incredibly high energy standard was driven by HubSpot – they wanted their new HQ to be a model of sustainability and efficiency that their staff and customers could be proud of. Huge credit is due to them as they were prepared to make early decisions and big budget spends on energy conservation measures that would reap long term cost and environmental impact benefits to them over the entire 20-year lease life cycle. SONICA’s familiarity with sustainable design, material source streams, product reporting, submittals and documentation meant the fit out accreditation was achieved. At time of writing, the fit out is still the highest rated LEED fit out in the country.

We are exceptionally proud to have been associated with this visually stunning project. It was a wonderful place to work and is now an equally impressive place to visit. The commitment we founded on incomparable project delivery, led by our experienced fit out team, listened to and understood the HubSpot vision for what HubSpot House should represent.

HubSpot House
HubSpot House