C+W O’Brien announces expansion of Dublin office and opening of Cork and Galway offices in 2019 creating 25 jobs

Award winning architectural practice C+W O’Brien is expanding its Dublin office and will also open new offices in Cork and Galway in the first quarter of 2019. The expansion in Dublin and the opening of the two new offices in Cork and Galway was announced at their Christmas party last night (7thNovember) to a room packed with over 100 of their clients and colleagues.

“We’re very excited to launch these two new offices to help develop what we can offer our clients in Cork and Galway and also to cultivate more work. Initially we will be hiring ten members of staff in Cork and a further five in Galway, but as we win new business in these cities in 2019, we expect those numbers to grow” Arthur O’Brien, principal director at C+W O’Brien said.

C+W O’Brien has seen rapid expansion over the course of 2018 due to a large volume of new business in the residential, hotel, fit-out, student accommodation, BTR and data centre sectors. Alongside the new office openings, O’Brien says that the firm will be increasing staffing in its Dublin office from its current 40 members of staff to 50 by the end of March 2019.

“We are growing exponentially – we currently have about 40 staff in our Dublin office, with two more joining before Christmas. We have brought in expertise from other practices, including two new directors and some very highly skilled people from some of the other top firms in the Irish market. We are keen to bring new skills and strengths to the firm and we are doing so on an almost monthly basis at this point. By March 2019 we hope to be at 50 staff in our Dublin office”, O’Brien said.

The firm has today launched a new website http://cwoarchitects.ie and O’Brien says that telling the story of what the firm has achieved for its customers is a vital part of the new website.

“Our website is a great way to be able to tell prospective clients about the extent of work we are doing across a wide range of project types; from the hotel industry to residential developments, to data centres, to working on protected structures. It’s also a great way to tell current clients a whole new story about the expertise and experience that they need for other types of projects that they are working on”, O’Brien said.


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