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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

WE HAVE RAISED THE BAR FOR RENTAL SPACE IN SLIGO TOWN AND BEYOND, PROVIDING 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, The Building Block offers 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 are serviced with lightning-fast fibre-optic broadband with a state of the art security system to guarantee peace of mind for our members.

For creative industries and international businesses looking for a ‘soft landing’ in Ireland The Building Block is the place to lay foundations and to realise their potential.

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1,000MB FIBRE OPTIC INTERNET

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€217/MONTH 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

 

Collaborative Area RatesThe Building Block Rates
Dedicated Desk€217/month
Hot Desk 9:00 to 17:00 Mon to Friday€19.00/day
Hot Desk 10-day block €160*
Event Space - Seats 100Please Contact Us For Rates
Nugent Meeting - Room Seats 14€100/2hrs €140/4.5hrs €240/8hrs **
Rushe Meeting - Room Seats 8€80/2hrs €110/4.5hrs €200/8hrs **


Dedicated Desk rental is for a minimum of 3 months and is payable monthly in advance.
Please use the Contact Page to book or arrange an appointment to view
*Hot Desk 10-day blocks have to be used in full within 30 days of 1st use
** Rates for meeting rooms are based on minimum blocks of hours (e.g. Nugent Meeting would cost €140 for 3 hours)
If you are interested in viewing or letting office space in The Building Block, please contact our letting agents DNG Flanagan Ford

  • 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 synchronous
    • 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

    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 on line, call Tom to reserve on +353(0)86 6074356, 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 17:00, Monday to Friday.
    • Free freshly ground Building Block coffee with great conversations
     
  • Event Space and Meeting Rooms

    Event Space and Meeting Rooms

    We are delighted to now offer events space and meeting rooms for hire. Please contact us for further details: info@thebuildingblock.ie

    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 (Collaborative Area)

    • Private meeting room.
    • Seats up to 16 people.
    • WiFi access up to 1000Mb/s.
    • Presentation screen and white board.
    • Secure 24 x 7 fob access.
     

 
 

Dedicated Desk

Available now. Dedicated Desk €217 Per Month, Shared Desk €260 Per Month.

Hot Desk

From €19 per day.

Coworking Space - 64 desks - 1st Floor

Available from Nov 2017.

Private Office Space - 2nd Floor

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FAQ

Answers to some frequently asked questions

    • How to book a dedicated desk

      How to book a dedicated desk

      • Please fill in the application form
      • 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 a day or so subject to availability.
      • Please see description of dedicated desk, terms and conditions.
      • If you do not receive a response or its urgent please email us on info@TheBuildingBlock.ie
    • How to book a Hot Desk

      How to book a Hot Desk

      • Please fill in the Application Form
      • 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
    • Booking a Meeting Room at TBB

      Booking a meeting room

      For general event bookings if you are not a Dedicated Desk Member, please contact Info@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 Info@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
    • 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 if you are last to leave office 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 Page on this webpage.

    • 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 weekly cleaning service using Ballincastle Property Services . 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. Should the cups/plates etc in dishwasher be clean please empty it to insure there is not a build up of used cups/plates in or around the sink and kitchen area. 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.

      For any issues please contact Ballincastle Property Services

    • 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 08:30 – 16:30pm

      Temp 21 deg

      Heating is off outside of these times

      We recommend the blinds are opened during office hours to increase solar gain, especially during the summer as this massively impacts heating costs and usage, and closed at night to reduce heat loss. If too hot, windows should be opened and blinds closed.

      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 21 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 Page 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.

      Firstly we recommend you wear a jumper to save on energy costs!

      Otherwise please raise the issue with management who can temporarily 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 turns off, as if in boost mode it will remain on until the next timed on event, e.g. if boosted at 18:00 and not turned off, it will stay on all night (or all weekend if on a Friday) until it resets at 06:30 the following morning. 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.

    • Use of kitchen

      Use of kitchen

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

      The Kitchen includes fridge, dishwasher, microwave, delph and cutlery and large dining table to have shared lunches togeather

    • 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 optic fibre gigabyte synchronous wifi network
      • You will need an 802.11AC compatible card or higher to see higher bandwidth speeds on 5Ghz frequency
      • 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)
      • 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 cannot 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
    • 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

      Rory Conway, Ballincastle Property Services Ltd. PSRA License 001169

      Email : Please use Contact Form on this webpage

      Tel : 071 9145005 Email : info@thebuildingblock.ie

      Block 8 The Grove Complex,Clarion Road, Sligo. F91 A2FP

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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.

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