Glanbia Ireland enters legal negotiations on new headquarters

03 September 2021
Business News

Glanbia Ireland (GI) has entered into legal negotiations with Kilkenny Abbey Quarter Development Partnership aimed at reaching agreement on a lease at the Abbey Quarter development in Kilkenny.

It is intended that Glanbia Ireland will be the anchor tenant in the Brewhouse building at the heart of the Abbey Quarter from next year and that this will become Glanbia Ireland’s new headquarters.

The proposed arrangement is intended to facilitate the consolidation and expansion in Kilkenny of Glanbia Ireland’s operations in one, central hub.

The planned move to Abbey Quarter by Glanbia Ireland will have no impact on Glanbia plc, which maintains its headquarters on the Kilkenny ring road.  Glanbia Ireland will also maintain its existing office facilities outside of Kilkenny, including Citywest in Dublin. The new Glanbia Ireland Innovation Centre and a small number of other business functions will remain in situ at Ballyragget, alongside existing operations.

The proposed new Glanbia Ireland headquarters is expected to be ready for occupancy from the second quarter of next year. It is intended that it will have capacity for over 300 employees and is being designed as a flexible, collaborative office to support blended working, with particular emphasis on collaboration space for cross-functional teams. 

The office building will be LEED Gold accredited and will incorporate sustainable design and materials, in line with Glanbia Ireland’s carbon reduction goals as set out in its recently-launched ‘Living Proof’ sustainability strategy.