By Chamber Press Office, 20 July 2023
Taoiseach Officially Opens New An Post HQ at the EXO Building in Dublin’s Docklands
- Move marks the next phase of An Post’s business and digital transformation
- Landmark EXO building is new workspace for 900 An Post employees
- An Post announces “Free Digital Stamp for everyone in the country” to mark EXO opening
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has officially opened An Post’s new headquarters at the recently constructed EXO building on the north quay of the Liffey, beside Dublin Port and the financial district. The move marks the next phase of An Post’s business transformation and its digital development at the centre of Ireland’s global ecommerce trade, logistics and financial services.
Six floors of the landmark EXO building are now occupied by 900 employees comprising specialists and support staff working in Digital, Technology, Finance, Innovation, Product Development, Marketing, Financial Services, Sales, HR, Customer Support, Legal and Communications, all supporting An Post’s Mails & Parcels and Retail businesses, and its corporate centre.
Wishing all the An Post HQ employees well in their new workplace, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:
“Leaving the GPO is a significant moment in An Post’s history, some might even say the ‘end of an era’. It’s also the beginning of a new one. Preserving links with the past, and paying respect to all that the building symbolises is essential, which is why the Government committed that the GPO remain in public ownership, with the continued operation of the historic post office and museum. It is fitting that An Post has a new home in a truly ground-breaking building – in addition to its impressive sustainability credentials, the EXO building is the tallest in Dublin, and also unique in its award-winning architectural design, maximising the use of space, and offering unrivalled panoramic views of Dublin. I wish An Post all the best as it continues on this journey of change and evolution, to an exciting and sustainable future.”
David McRedmond, Chief Executive of An Post said: “This is an inspiring new workplace designed for how we work now and how our ways of working will evolve. It’s where our people will create the future and continue An Post’s evolution as a world leader in e-commerce logistics and trusted financial services, with Sustainability at our heart, always working for the greater good. Our new HQ will enable all our people to grow their skills and reach their full potential, guided by our commitment to Decent Work, diversity and equality. Our business partners, customers and the local community will be invited in to avail of our expertise and facilities."
“We are just a stone’s throw from where Ireland’s central postal sorting office was located in Sheriff Street for almost 30 years and it makes sense for An Post to be here, in the heart of the Port and the financial district where Ireland trades and transacts with the rest of the world. We’re very excited about the future possibilities for Irish business and consumers and our role in delivering better business and ways of living for all”, he concluded.
Free Digital Stamp for everyone in the country
To mark their move to the EXO, where the postal service of the future will be created, An Post is also giving everyone in the country a FREE Digital Stamp all day today (Friday, 7th July). By downloading the An Post App, anyone can avail of one free Digital Stamp today for delivery of a regular letter within the Republic of Ireland, to be used immediately or within 31 days (usual price €2.00). “An Post wants everyone to have the opportunity to experience the convenience of the digital stamp, which complements traditional stamps available at 920 post offices nationwide”, added An Post CEO, David McRedmond.
The flagship EXO, the highest office building in Dublin has been built to the highest standards of sustainability, certified as Platinum level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), NZEB – Nearly Zero Energy Building and has a BER rating of A3. Light-filled with sustainable water, air-filtration and waste systems, it has multiple public transport links and provides bicycle parking for cyclists and charging facilities for electric vehicles. The building’s 8th floor roof garden has been designed to support workday wellness, with living plant walls, native beach grasses and seating to encourage employees to take their breaks in the open air.
An Post will also retain a presence in the GPO. Over 180 employees will continue to work in a section of the office accommodation for approximately 18 months, and An Post will continue to maintain the building and oversee its cultural programme until the building is transferred to the care of the OPW. The historic Public Post Office and award-winning GPO Museum will operate as normal.