We had the pleasure of working with SONICA on the Saongroup fit-out in the iconic Waterways House. From day one SONICA were a pleasure to work with. They made the process very easy, even when challenges presented themselves and worked very closely with the design team to overcome these. They pride themselves on their work and this is evident in the finish of the overall project. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.

Joanne Kelly, Think Contemporary

  • 1,200 m2
  • 2 weeks pre-construction
  • 12 weeks on site
  • Feature reception area
  • Boardroom bulkheads
  • Bespoke joinery package
  • Individualised manifestation package
  • Extensive IT & AV infrastructure

the work

the story

Saongroup is a world leader in online recruitment. The business began in Ireland in 1995 with just one site Now that they run websites across 16 countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas, Saongroup has over 300 staff around the world. We were appointed when Saongroup identified a requirement to move their entire Head Quarters operation to the stunning new Waterways House development.

The space Saongroup identified for their upgraded operation ran through the first three floors in Waterways House. As this project was based in a new build, the starting point for our team was a completely stripped back shell and core. Working closely with the design team our expert operations team built a detailed programme of works to plan for the full M&E works, bespoke joinery package, integrated AV and IT infrastructure etc. Heavily coordinated ceiling and flooring works were also completed.

We oversaw the delivery of a furniture package with integrated, bespoke breakout and huddle areas and extensive manifestations making each area unique. Nestled in an ever-expanding area of Dublin, the office is bright, modern and flashes of colour illuminate throughout. Collaborative work is key for Saongroup so the office space makes the most of the light-rich space with many breakout and huddle spaces.

There is no area within the entire office that doesn’t have a design-heavy element. From ceilings to multi-zoned finishes and styles, bespoke joinery to soft furnishings etc.