DWF relocates to smaller Dublin premises as remote working becomes norm
Global legal business DWF has moved to smaller premises in Dublin as it anticipates most employees continuing to split time between the office and their homes after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A business-wide workplace survey conducted in the first quarter of 2021 found that the overwhelming majority of employees preferred agile working, spending two or three days in the office each week.
In line with the new office strategy, DWF’s team in Dublin has moved from its former home in George’s Dock to office space at 2 Dublin Landings in the heart of the Docklands business district.
Managing partner Eimear Collins said: “The pandemic has unsurprisingly led to more people working from home than ever before.
“Along with our counterparts in our UK and global offices, the DWF executive and Dublin partners discussed how our office requirements and working habits have changed and the ways in which this affects our clients’ and our own future working needs.
“With our colleagues also indicating that they preferred to be office based between two to three days each week, we decided to move to a hybrid-working model, with Dublin Landings presenting the ideal, fitter-for-purpose solution.
“As well as reducing our overall space significantly we’ve been able to provide an office environment that caters for a new way of working while also supporting our goal of reducing unnecessary travel and minimising our carbon footprint.”
Matthew Doughty, COO of DWF Group plc, said: “As a purpose-led business, our colleagues continue to play an integral part in the future design of DWF.
“The last year has shone a spotlight on the art of the possible, using technology, tools and conscious workplace design to help us work in new and different ways to meet client needs, support our colleagues, reduce costs, increase productivity and improve our sustainability credentials aligned to our ESG strategy.
“We are future-focused, embracing the concept that work is an activity we do, rather than a place we go and this is being reflected in our property portfolio.”