PROJECT CASESTUDY

Creating a Statement HQ for DHL Supply Chain

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain, Dublin

  • Project Size: 22’000 Sq ft
  • Location: Dublin
  • Activity: Office Design & CAT A & B Fitout, Furniture
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
PROJECT OVERVIEW

In response to growth in the life science and technology sectors, DHL Supply Chain wanted to establish a statement HQ in Dublin that set the standard for logistics facilities.

As pioneers in green logistics, it was imperative that the design specification met LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent carbon neutral sustainability credentials, and made a brand impression on those who visit.

With the company’s transition to hybrid working, creating a flexible, collaborative workspace that facilitated multiple ways of working for the staff was also a key part of the brief.

The new workspace was designed to reflect the culture and values of DHL Supply Chain.

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
BUILDING SPEC

The facility featured 22,000 sq. ft. of Grade A Shell & Core office space across three floors, alongside an expansive 184,000 sq. ft. state of the art warehouse at Quantum Logistics Park in Dublin, developed by IPUT Real Estate.

The goal – to create a space that shouts sustainability and makes a lasting impression on both clients and staff.

 

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain

Quantum Logistics Park has been designed to a high quality specification with a focus on environmental awareness and ESG.

Achieving BREEAM Excellent and LEED Gold accreditations, the facility features an energy efficient building envelope for improved thermal performance, solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system to reduce potable water consumption, EV charging stations, LED lighting and an energy usage monitoring system across the warehouse to identify and implement energy efficiencies.

We completed a full mechanical and electrical package across the office facilities, linked to the existing BMS.

 

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
SUSTAINABLE FROM THE FLOOR UP

The flooring, furnishes and finishes in the space were chosen with sustainability in mind. We considered the manufacturing process, use of recycled materials and how they could be recycled later in life.

Much of the floor coverings throughout are truly circular, meaning they can be broken down into raw materials for reuse. Furniture selections have been made from predominantly recycled materials, or can be recycled later in life. Some of the upholstery finishes have as much as 26 plastic bottles per linear metre woven into the fabric. Reclaimed wood was used in feature walls and worktops throughout the space.

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
FACILITATING FLEXIBLE WORKING

With a variety of working styles and various teams using the facility, a number of different settings were planned in to effectively utilise the space and meet the needs of the team.

An open plan workspace was created, complemented by a variety of meeting rooms and an expansive 16-seat boardroom complete with banquet seating. A number of collaborative zones were also created, providing alternative settings for brainstorming and discussions to take place.

Consideration was given to maximising natural light and the views of the green spaces during the layout planning phase.

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

From the moment you enter the facility, it’s clear you are at a DHL site. The use of brand colours and elements, and emphasis on company values can be felt.

The breakout space is the heart of the new DHL HQ, providing the team with a social hub that can be used in multiple ways, from day-to-day use as a canteen, to internal townhall events, group meetings, and even corporate events.

Our collaboration with DHL Supply Chain has ultimately resulted in creating a statement headquarters for their Ireland operations, reflecting the high standards and quality they deliver every day.

Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
Calibro Workspace Office Design and Fitout DHL Supply Chain
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