If you thought Johnny Ronan had difficulty receiving planning permission for his 12-storey, Salesforce building, how ill this 112 floor concept be received?
In six years, Iconic has made quite a name for itself as Ireland’s leading provider of flexible work-space solutions, operating 14 locations in Dublin with 3,500 spaces accommodating clients who take anything between one and 500 desks. The latest and largest space is ‘The Masonry’ located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
Spanning 70,000sq ft over 6 floors, The Masonry is a truly unique property, one of the rare re-purposed warehouses in Dublin City. The space comprises of c.40,000 sq ft of Georgian office space to the front, interconnecting to c.30,000 sq ft of brick and beam warehouse.
The design approach for The Masonry focuses on the importance of embracing and exposing the existing building aesthetic. The unique character of the building is accented through new artwork, bringing an element of playfulness to the design.
The Masonry offers IT infrastructure and on-site community teams to internal heated courtyards, large event space holding up to approx. 100 people and a café and restaurant.
Once a former seed warehouse, 151 Thomas Street, much of the original features have been restored and retained to honour the history and character of the building while modernising the development for the needs inhabitants.