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MOVE IN, MOVE UP

From hot-desks and dedicated desks to private office suites, these state of the art productive spaces raise the bar for start-ups and can’t-stops alike. Move in and move up.

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN

The Building Block doesn't just look good from the outside. We started with a blank slate, stripping back the interiors to bare-faced brick and polishing the concrete floor to a sheen.

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SLIGO, REASONS TO BELIEVE

Riding on the crest of the Surf Summit wave and still basking in the glow of the Yeats celebrations, there is a growing sense that the tide is turning for Sligo.

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ABOUT US

OUR INTENTION IS TO RAISE THE BAR FOR RENTAL SPACE IN SLIGO TOWN AND BEYOND, TO PROVIDE NOT MERELY RENTABLE OFFICE BOXES, BUT TRULY CONNECTED PRODUCTIVE SPACES.

 

With stunning river views and offices flooded with natural light and over 20,000 square feet over four floors, this destination location will offer the full suite of working solutions, from hot-desking and dedicated desks in co-working spaces, to private office suites, with high-spec meeting rooms and event areas to full-floor occupancy. All floors will be serviced with lightning-fast fibre-optic broadband with a state of the art security system to guarantee peace of mind for our clients.

For creative industries and international businesses looking for a ‘soft landing’ in Ireland, The Building Block will be the place to lay foundations and to realise potentials.

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1,000MB FIBRE OPTIC INTERNET

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45 EURO/WEEK DEDICATED DESK

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5 MINUTE WALK SLIGO TRAIN STATION

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10 MINUTE DRIVE SPECTACULAR BEACHES

SERVICES AND RATES

THE RATES ARE DEFINED IN THE TABLE BELOW

 

At the moment we are only letting dedicated desk space in the Collaborative Area on the Ground Floor. We hope to be able offer the remaining services in the coming weeks. You can register your interest or submit a booking request using the contact form.

Collaborative Area RatesThe Building Block Rates
Dedicated Desk€45.00/week *
Hot Desk 9:00 to 17:30 Mon to Friday€19.00/day **
Hot Desk 24x7 (10 days minimum)€18.50/day **
Event SpacePlease Contact Us For Rates **
Meeting Room€110.00/4.5 hours **
Meeting Room€140.00/9 hours **

Please note TBB does not apply VAT to rentals in the Collaborative Area.
* Dedicated Desk rental is for a minimum of 3 months and is payable monthly in advance.
** These services are now available, please contact communitymanager@thebuildingblock.ie or just call in and use immediatly

  • Dedicated Desk

    Dedicated Desk

    Join the Building Block Community with a Dedicated Desk in the Collaborative Space on the Ground Floor. Minimum 3 month licence payable monthly in advance. This is a shared working environment.

    What's Included

    • Dedicated desk and chair.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Access to the kitchen area - tea, coffee supplied!
    • Secure 24x7 fob access to the collaborative area.
    • Free Access to meeting rooms and training space.
    • Access to workshops and mentoring.
    • Breakout areas for private meetings
     
  • Hot Desk

    Hot Desk

    We are delighted to announce that hot desking is now available at The Building Block. Hot desking involves the rent per desk per day in the collaborative space. You can book your hot desk on line, call the office manager to reserve on +353(0)71 9310160, or take your chances and turn up on the day (we recommend calling to avoid disappointment).

    What's Included

    • Dedicated desk and chair.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s. upload and download
    • Access 9:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday.
    • Free freshly ground Building Block coffee with great conversations
     
  • Private Office Space - 1st Floor

    Private Office Space - 1st Floor

    We are completing the build of an additional 5,000 sq.ft. of shared and private office space on the 1st floor of The Building Block and expect this space to be open for use in June 2017. It will comprise of an additional 50 dedicated desk spaces in a shared office environment and 3 private offices comprising a 12 desk office and 2 x 6 desk offices. We are open to expressions of interest on this area.

    What's Included

    • Dedicated desk and chair.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Access to the kitchen area - tea, coffee supplied!
    • Secure 24x7 fob access.
     
  • Private Office Space - 2nd Floor

    Private Office Space - 2nd Floor

    Join The Building Block community with a long term office space. A range of private office spaces, from 500 sq.ft. to 5000 sq.ft. is available on the 2nd floor. Please email lettings@thebuildingblock.ie to arrange a viewing or contact DNG Flanagan Ford, the local appointed estate agent for lettings.

    What's Included

    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Secure 24x7 fob access.
     
  • Event Space and Meeting Rooms

    Event Space and Meeting Rooms

    This option is not yet available but we expect to be able to offer it in the coming weeks once we have an Office Manager on site to manage the service.

    Event Space (Collaborative Area)

    • Open event area in collaborative area.
    • Seats up to 100 people.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • State of the art presentation equipment by AVA Systems.
    • Projector with 4m x 3m presentation screen.
    • Secure 24 x 7 fob access.

    Rushe Meeting Room (Collaborative Area)

    • Private meeting room.
    • Seats up to 10 people.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Presentation screen and white board.
    • Secure 24 x 7 fob access.

    Nugent Meeting Room (1st Floor)

    • Private meeting room.
    • Seats up to 10 people.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Presentation screen and white board.
    • Secure 24 x 7 fob access.
     

 
 

Dedicated Desk

Available now. Price fixed at €45 per desk per week (no VAT applicable).

Hot Desk

Coming soon. Price from €18.50 per day.

Private Office Space - 1st Floor

Available from June 2017.

Private Office Space - 2nd Floor

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FAQ

Answers to some frequently asked questions

  • How to get the best out of the Wifi

    How to get the best out of the Wifi

    • All Floors in TBB are covered by a seemless wifi network
    • The optic fibre broadband package provided by Eir is top of the line, a 1GB synchronous, which means 1GB un-interrupted upload and download speeds
    • This is a far superior package then any other shared work space office in Ireland we are aware of, with the uploads speeds achieved being in excess of 5 times what is normally available
    • It is normal however that your laptop/PC may not achieve these speeds due to the its own internal network card
    • You will need an 802.11AC compatible card to see higher bandwidth speeds on 5Ghz frequency,any PC store will prvode and install in 20mins for ~70€
    • Generally, wireless cards will outperform USB dongles. USB WiFi dongles will be limited to throughput of USB port (if plugged into USB 2.0 port and not 3.0)
    • If you want/require the highest levels of broadband you may need to connect with a local area network cable. Please contact the Community Manager around steps to co-ordinate an install if required
    • The broadband in TBB is also structured to allow for automatic failover to a back up broadband connection in the unlikley event of an outage
    • If you can not connect at all, or if you are experiencing difficulty please log your issue on the contact form on this webpage.
    • listing it as an IT issue, detailing the time and date of issue including frequency.
    • This helps our IT company identify any issues more quickly and remidy them
  • How to book a Hot Desk

    How to book a Hot Desk

    • Please fill in the application form at http://www.thebuildingblock.ie/#contact-wrapper.
    • The application is free and takes a couple of min's to complete.
    • Please see description of Hot Desk, terms and conditions.
    • If you do not receive a response or its urgent please call us
  • Whats my address and where is my Post delivered

    Whats my address and where is my Post delivered

    The Current Address for Dedicated Desks in the Collaborative Area is as follows

    • Name Of Company
    • Desk XX
    • The Collaborative Area - Ground Floor
    • The Building Block
    • Bridge Street
    • Sligo
    • F91 XY2N

    Post for the Collaborative Area is delivered to the numbered pigeon holes, the number correspondences with your desk, please keep clean

    The Current Address for Office Space on other floors is

    • Name Of Company
    • Post Box No XX
    • Main Entrance, 1st/2nd/3rd Floor
    • The Building Block
    • Bridge Street
    • Sligo
    • F91 XY2N

    Post for the Office Spaces are delivered to post boxes in the main entrance at the bottom of the stair well, please request one to be allocated from the Property Manager

  • How to Contact The Property Manager

    How to Contact The Property Manager

    The Property Manager should be contacted for

    • Check-In - collection of fob and handover of licence/lease
    • Check-Out - handback of fob and repayment of deposit
    • Rent/Deposit - any invoice or rent/deposit payment issues
    • Maintenance - all issues relating to the building and/or services therein
     

    Please always use the Contact Form on this webpage to log issues as it records them and they are tracked

    If an urgent issue please also call the Property Manager using the details below

    If a major security or fire issue please call the Gardai or Fire Brigade first on 112 or 999

    Contact details for Property Manager

    Kilian Kiernan

    Property Management Co. Ltd

    Email : Please use Contact Form on this webpage

    Mobile: 087-2670530

    5 McGee House, 22 John Street, Sligo F91 KX62

  • Print and Copy Solutions

    Print and Copy Solutions

    The Collaborative Area has a A3/A4 Colour/Black and White Pinter/Scanner/Fax Machine HP M880z (A2W76A)

    The service is managed through a 3rd party service agreement and is a pay as you go services with Compupac

    If there are any issues with the service please contact Compupac directly,
    (this includes paper and toner shortages) their contact details are

    • Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:30
    • Email support@compupacit.ie
    • Tel 071-9168700

    The cost of using the service is

    • A4 Mono Cost Per Page = €0.02 ex vat
    • A4 Colour Cost Per Page = €0.07 ex vat
    • A3 cost is double A4
    • Scanning A3/A4 Free

    To use the service you must complete the following steps

    • Call Compupac on 071-9168700 and request a top up and they will send you
      a Worldpay secure payment link for the amount requested
    • Compupac will email you a Worldpay secure payment link for the amount requested
      which can only be paid only by laser card or credit card
    • Once paid Compupac will put the credit on your account and provide you a pin/fob if you do not have one already
    • Use the pin to print from the printer
    • If you run out of credit use the same process again
    • You can check your balance on the printer
    • If you want a refund of the balance please email the Compupac requesting same
  • Security and Access

    Security and Access

    Please note the area is monitored internally and externally by CCTV

    Users of this office do so at their own risk. The management will not accept responsibility for any damages accidents or losses. Please have insurance in place for your own property.

    Please use your fob for all access. Pins can be issued temporarily for emergency access in event of fob failure. Please note you should not lend your fob to anyone else, it is personal to you and all access is recorded online.

    Please ensure all doors are closed behind you after they open, they should be locked at all times. Please also ensure all windows are kept closed and please note emergency doors are alarmed and should be closed after if used in an emergency.

    If you have any issues or concerns please use the Contact tab on this webpage.

  • Heating Of Collaborative Area

    Heating Of Collaborative Area

    Please note the heating is controlled centrally using programmed settings and should not be modified to ensure we maintaining a green office

    Heating Settings

    Mon to Fri 06:30 – 16:30pm

    Temp 24 deg

    Heating is off outside of these times

    What happens if you find the temperature too cold or too hot

    Based on the shape and size of the office, different parts will experience slightly different temperature. Whilst the heating temp is set at 24 degrees, this temperature is set at the height of the heating units and the air is circulated by fans, therefore you may experience a slightly lower temperature at different locations.

    If there are consistent issues please use the Contact Form on this webpage to let the property manager know and they will investigate

    What happens if I am working or at an event outside of the set hours and the area is too cold

    You can overwrite the set heating schedule by increasing the temperature on the control units. We would ask that when you leave the office space you make sure to click the off button to ensure the heating turn off, once boosted it will remain on until the next timed on event, e.g. if you boost at 18:00 and do not turn off it will stay on all night or all weekend if on a Friday.

    As you can imagine energy usage for such a large area is substantial and the strong preference is that the controls are not interfered with wherever possible, and always turned off after use. This helps reduce operating costs substantially and make the building more green. Benefits we hope to be able to pass on to our tenants in keeping rates low.

  • Cleaning Service

    Cleaning Service

    Cleaning Services times

    Every Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Every Saturday 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    TBB Office Cleaning Services

    TBB provides a twice weekly cleaning service using Momentum Support Limited. This services include, Cleaning and servicing the toilets, cleaning and servicing the kitchen including stocking Tea/Coffee/dishwasher tablets etc, dusting all surfaces including the desks, emptying all bins, cleaning windows and cleaning the vacuuming and mopping all floors.

    Clean Kitchen Policy

    The kitchen should be kept clean at all times, please leave it as you would like to find it, please stack your dirty cups/plates in the dishwasher and wipe down all services. The cleaners will turn on and clear out the dishwasher on each visit. Please use the overnight economy (5 hour delay) mode to save energy if running. Please note the fridge is cleaned out on the 1st Tuesday of every month, please remove all of your items or risk having them dumped.

    Clean Desk Policy

    TBB has a Clean Desk Policy and users a required to maintain their desk and the facilities in a clean and tidy fashion to enable cleaners to keep neat and tidy.

    Waste Bins

    Green / Recyclable Waste Bins are provide at each desk location for recyclable waste only.

    Black / General Waste is stored under the sink in the canteen, these bins are labelled.

    The waste is disposed of twice weekly as part of the cleaning services and emptied in the designated Green and Black bin in the laneway. The bins in the laneway are emptied bi-weekly by Barna Waste.

    Contact for Cleaning Quires/concerns

    Kilian Kiernan

    Property Management Co. Ltd

    Email Maintenance@TheBuildingBlock.ie

    Mobile: 087-2670530

    5 McGee House, 22 John Street, Sligo F91 KX62

  • How to book a dedicated desk

    How to book a dedicated desk

    • Please fill in the application form at http://www.thebuildingblock.ie/#contact-wrapper.
    • The application is free and takes a couple of min's to complete.
    • Your application is processed by the board and you should receive a response in less then 1 week subject to availability.
    • Please see description of dedicated desk, terms and conditions.
    • If you do not receive a response or its urgent please email Lettings@TheBuildingBlock.ie
    • A sample Licence is available to view under http://www.thebuildingblock.ie/downloads/TBBSampleLicenceForDedicatedDesk.pdf
  • Booking a Meeting Room at TBB

    Booking a meeting room

    For general event bookings if you are not a Dedicated Desk Member, please contact lettings@ThebuildingBlock.ie or email Denise on Denise@ThebuildingBlock.ie

    Meeting Rooms can be booked for free by Dedicated Desk Members using the instructions below

    To Book The Rushe Room - Collaborative Area - Seats 8 - 12 People

    • Check availability Of room using this web diary link Rushe Meeting Room Diary
    • If available book meeting in your personal diary (outlook/google etc) and invite rushemeetingroom@thebuildingblock.ie
      as an attendee
    • Make sure you use your name or company as Subject of meeting, as this allows others to know who booked without giving away confidential info
    • Check booking updated on diary link Rushe Meeting Room Diary, it may take a minute, it will not book a past time
    • To cancel or edit the diary booking, please complete on your own personal diary and save, and repeat steps to ensure RusheMeetingRoomDiary updated
    • Don't hog the room please! Less then 2 hours per day per room please, note RnRs
     
  • Booking Event Space at TBB

    Booking Event Space

    The Building Block has a large dedicated event area based in the Collaborative Space on the ground floor

    Please contact us using the Contact Form on this webpage or email direct lettings@thebuildingblock.ie

    The Event Space caters for the following

    • Seating for up to 100 people
    • 5m and 3m Projector Screen
    • Integrated Sound System with Mic and DVD/Memory Stick/Laptop/Internet
    • 2 X wireless Mics and 1 X wired Mic
    • laptop
    • remote control for powerpoint presentations incorporating laser pointer
    • Gigabyte Wireless Connectivity

    To Book An Event Please confirm the following

    • Name Of Event
    • Purpose Of Event
    • Public Or Private (invite only Event)
    • Expected Number of Attendees
    • Preffered Date/s For Event
    • Start Time Of Event, (please note the area is a shared work area, therefore the preference is that events occur after 17:30pm Mon-Fri)
    • Est End Time Of Event
    • Key Contact Name and Details For Event Management
    • Do you have a requirement for Tables/Chairs/Event Equipment

    We recommend Cafe Fleur for all Catering Requirements for Finger Food/Tea/Coffee

    • Please order directly from Cafe Fleur for a Building Block Menu
    • Cafe Fleur Menu Available under FAQ Downloads
    • Key Contact: Des Faul
    • Email: info@cafefleur.ie
    • Tel:0872050909
    • they will setup for you and have direct access to the event area and can meet all your requirements from tea/coffee to buffet
    • typlical cost per person for tea/coffee is 1.50€, a menu is available, please request
  • Use of kitchen

    Use of kitchen

    The Kitchen is available to use by all Dedicated Desk members with free tea and coffee. Please always leave the kitchen as you would like to find it, keeping all surfaces clean.

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LOCATION

Uniquely located right in the centre of Sligo town, overlooking Sligo’s main waterway and at the centre of a regeneration quarter. The building features spectacular views on every side.

5 Minute walk from Sligo’s main train and bus station, with direct Dublin links, 3-4 times daily. 10 minute drive from spectacular beaches popular for walks and surfing.

CONTACT US

Register your interest or submit a booking request by completing the form below.