Forge expands visitor management solution to Ireland
Dublin’s largest owner of office buildings, IPUT, has signed Forge Bluepoint to four sites.
The initial sites include IPUT’s headquarters, 47-49 St Stephen’s Green, where Forge will be implementing Forge Bluepoint to add to the existing visitor and occupier service focused environment. The other three buildings launching Forge Bluepoint are 2 and 3 Shelbourne Buildings and 2 Harcourt Centre.
Bastiaan Koekkoek, business development manager at Forge, said: “It’s exciting to be launching in Ireland and we hope the four sites are just the start of our relationship with IPUT who have a significant portfolio of prime multi-let offices in Dublin. Forge Bluepoint will ensure a seamless journey for visitors to these buildings and a quick check-in. The data from Forge Bluepoint will help with reception resource planning for peak visitor times and building utilisation by visitors.”
Glenn Cran, IPUT’s head of asset services, added: “IPUT is committed to continuing to invest in our buildings to enhance the experience of our occupiers and position ourselves as a landlord of choice. The adoption of Forge Bluepoint is another step in bringing best-in-class international practices to Irish real estate.”
Forge, a Bristol based company, currently has over 115 sites across the UK working with some of the largest commercial real estate companies including Brookfield Properties, Savills, Mapp and CBRE. Forge currently manages the connection of people to over 12 million square feet of real estate. As well as visitor management, Forge has solutions for people counting and smart access.
IPUT is the longest established commercial property fund in Ireland and is the largest owner of office buildings in Dublin. The IPUT portfolio comprises 5.2m sq ft of institutional grade, prime commercial real estate and includes large scale offices, retail and logistics assets with a focus on offices in Dublin’s core central business district.