One of Dublin’s most iconic restaurants, Cruzzo’s of Malahide, has reopened as serviced offices
following a €1m investment, bringing a space that is new and unique to the market.
A recent study conducted by Eurofound revealed that the average person in the greater Dublin area spends two hours every day commuting to and from their workplace. The VIEW is here to change that.
Leading the path towards a new way of working, The VIEW is putting personal wellbeing first. The exciting newcomer to Dublin’s co-working market offers stunning and contemporary spaces in the suburbs of the city, making it easier for employees to live and work in proximity. Their first inspiring space is in the picturesque village of Malahide, offering breath-taking sea views of the Marina and Lambay Island.
The idea for the VIEW came about when husband and wife Richard and Kate Fitzmaurice, were speaking about Kate’s 20+ hour weekly commute in and out of the city, and whilst the company she works for supports parents to work from home, she found herself working from local coffee shops to get out of the house. Together, they figured a business destination would work wonders.
Richard and his two brother’s Bernard and Marcus who work together in the construction industry, pulled plans and costs together with Oppermann Associates, and presented their idea to owner of the former Cruzzo’s restaurant. Arthur Molloy was considering the buildings future purpose which had lay dormant for over three years and agreed to reinvest to transform the building into the high-end, professional workspace, that is now ‘The VIEW’.
Works began in March 2019, once planning was approved and the new space was just two weeks out from completion when COVID-19 closed the site. However, with construction works now back in operation, the VIEW has welcomed its first tenants this week.
Richard Fitzmaurice, Director, The VIEW:
‘The VIEW is pretty much based on the concept that people can work well, if not better, close to home. Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on all our lives, employees are now feeling the need, more than ever, to separate work and family home life – subsequently and thankfully, making The VIEW a very attractive choice for many. We are seeing business owners; company directors and senior managers snap up our single occupancy private offices, which are now booked for the next 12 months ahead. Our plan at The VIEW is to establish the suburban coastal model and recreate it to meet the rising demands of remote workers and adapting companies.”
The VIEW has been tailored to the world’s ever-changing working landscape, something that is more important than ever before, following the world-wide pandemic. Given most of the population are now temporarily working from home, the option to step outside and work locally has never been more welcomed.
All the private offices have their own HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems and dedicated desks with spacing of more than two meters per person, and every workspace has access to open air spaces and balconies. This is monitored constantly and can be changed immediately in accordance with Government guidelines & protocol.
The training and conference rooms can accommodate groups of up to 30 and 12 people respectively, however, these will not be available to book until restrictions are eased. The Business café which has been created for members and their local business colleagues, will hold off on opening until regular eatery standards resume. Given its size, and unique layout, the view operates on a model of small private offices, therefore controlled footfall, and not having any more than 150 people in their building at any one time when operating at full capacity.
The small benefits scheme now in place in Ireland gives employers the ability to grant employees benefits in kind of up to €500 tax free. Rather than gifting employees a desk and a chair to add to a house that may not have enough space, employers are opting to gift the option of access to co-working spaces like The VIEW close to their home. Companies can become members of The VIEW from as little as €33 per day and can allocate seats to employees as they wish.
The VIEW’s ethos is focused on quality of life. Members believe that where you work plays a vital role in your mental wellness and productivity. With that in mind, The VIEW offers an idyllic and forward-thinking workspace for business minds to flourish. They pride themselves on their ability to transform your mood, mindset, and creativity by providing a distraction-free working environment with calming waterfront views. Membership to The VIEW starts at €27 (ex-vat) per day for a workspace and scales to €750 (ex-vat) per month for a private one-person office. To find out more, visit www.theview.ie and change the way you work.