Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), has announced it had appointed John Paul Construction as its chosen contractors to fit out its new Dublin office building in Airside Business Park in Swords, which will become Ryanair’s new Dublin office. The 100,000 sq ft building will house all of Ryanair’s Irish operations, including its commercial, customer service, finance, IT, legal and marketing departments.
Works on the building commenced in late June, sustaining 140 construction and engineering jobs during the envisaged 20-week fit-out, and Ryanair remains on course to move all of its Irish office operations and approximately 400 staff from its current offices at Dublin Airport to Airside before the end of 2013.
Ryanair is offering up to half (approx. 50,000 sq ft) of this building for rent to other high profile multi-national companies who are looking for high-spec offices in a great location, with ready access to Dublin Airport and interest is already high. Ryanair will continue to maintain some facilities at Dublin Airport for its pilots and cabin crew.
This is a significant investment by Ryanair, allowing us the space and facilities to further develop our Dublin organisation, at much lower costs than the high rents on the Dublin Airport campus and allowing other staff currently housed in satellite offices to be brought together under one roof, resulting in a large reduction in rental expenses and further cost savings.
The four-month fit-out will support some 140 construction jobs, while Ryanair’s Airside Business Park relocation will also provide a welcome economic boost for the growing town of Swords, which continues to attract blue-chip corporations – including the world’s largest airline.”