The PREM Group owned, Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare has launched its brand-new offering, The Osprey Hub
Designed by Douglas Wallace architects and Supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development
The PREM Group owned, Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare has launched its brand-new offering, The Osprey Hub, a contemporary, light filled coworking space where people can escape the home office and work in one of two shared, open plan areas. This bright and comfortable digital office hub has been designed by architect and star of RTE’s ‘Home of the Year’, Hugh Wallace and architect Damian Meehan of Douglas Wallace Consultants.
The Osprey Hub offers workers their own dedicated desk space or privacy booth with access to soundproof pods for confidential calls and digital pedestals where people can securely store files or belongings. There are also slick boardrooms which can be hired for private meetings and these rooms are equipped with a 55-inch Sony Display and Polycom Premium USB Video for hybrid conferencing over Microsoft or Zoom. The Hub also has free parking, super-fast, fibre Wi-Fi and offers users unlimited data usage which is ideal for anyone who works with large media files or photography. The reception area is staffed by a warm and professional reception team who can assist with any room bookings or particular requests that the Hub users may have.
The Hub is open daily from 08.00am to 8.00pm and offers a total of 22 self-contained booth and desk spaces – each with an ergonomic desk and swivel chair. Each desk has three power point sockets, two USB’s and a desk lamp and apart from having natural ventilation air filtrations systems have also been built into each shared space.
The finishes and design of the hub are second to none with no other shared office space comparable in the area. Plush carpets, Italian light fittings and furniture by Frezza and Fantoni in the coworking spaces have all cumulated in the creation of an ultra-stylish space. Even the bathrooms have a luxe feel and have been finished with Irish oak bespoke doors, premier sanitary ware and spa inspired hand basins and mirrors. The shared canteen area has a state-of-the-art coffee machine and users of the hub can avail of complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day.
Hugh Wallace of Douglas Wallace Consultants said, “We pushed the work spaces right out to the external walls which allowed us to wrap all of the shared spaces in floor to ceiling glass. This means that each of the board rooms and the two large coworking spaces are flooded with natural light and have the added benefit of natural ventilation. Most office spaces do not enjoy natural day light and we wanted the design to maximise the light and to create a connection with the outdoors.”
Commenting on the works, Jim Murphy, CEO of the PREM Group said; “The work that has gone into this new facility is absolutely top class, and the design ideas of Hugh Wallace, Damian Meehan and the rest of the team at Douglas Wallace really are stunning. The facilities on offer at the Osprey Hub will be second to none, and I am confident that it is a great addition to The Osprey and to the town of Naas.
The new hub has been created with the help of government funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development. James Lawless TD for North Kildare said, “It’s vital that big towns like Naas have connected hubs where people can work effectively and not have to suffer the commute into the city centre day in and day out. Naas is a vibrant town with a great community but over the years many of its residents have been forced to leave for work very early each morning and only returning in the late evening. It is essential that regional towns like Naas do not lose the heart of their communities and become dormitory towns where people return just to sleep. Connected hubs such as The Osprey Hub offer people a work life balance and ensure that our SME’s which are the backbone of our economy are supported. Congratulations to all the team at the Osprey Hub, it’s a wonderful facility and a great addition to our town.”
Prices start from €25 plus VAT to hire a desk for the day and this price includes free parking and complimentary tea and coffee. Short and medium term hire packages are also available which offer added benefits such as discounts in the Osprey Hotel and in the Osprey Spa and gym next door.
The Osprey Hub now joins the government’s initiative to promote Connected Hubs all around Ireland which will be used to build capacity and enhance existing Remote Working facilities around Ireland. Workers can now book desk space in their local hub via a new Mobile App. With 200 hubs on connected hubs network remote working will become a reality for thousands
To book space at the Osprey Hub or to arrange a viewing call (045) 881111 or see www.ospreyhotel.ie/osprey-hub