Inside The Dock: An innovation destination

7 Dec 2017

Welcome to The Dock: The reception area at 7 Hanover Quay. Image: Accenture

Almost a year old now, Accenture’s state-of-the-art Dublin innovation centre, The Dock, has found its form as a modern workplace.

On 10 February 2017, Accenture officially opened The Dock – a global multidisciplinary research and incubation hub in the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks at 7 Hanover Quay.

The space, which is the latest addition to the Accenture campus, is where teams of researchers, developers, designers and experts from a wide range of domains – including advanced analytics, augmented reality, internet of things and artificial intelligence – investigate, imagine and bring new ideas to life.

At its foundation, the design of the building is human-centric, providing a flexible and open working space to maximise creative output as well as prioritising the health and wellbeing of those working here. The space enables teams to custom-build their work environments, selecting whatever building blocks they need to facilitate collaboration.

Natural light floods each floor, from the reception all the way to the large, colourful canteen and event space that overlooks Dublin’s docklands area. Two large skyboxes are situated right above this area, offering a sensational panoramic view of Dublin, from the Convention Centre to the Dublin Mountains and beyond.

Around every corner, you’ll find clear instances where humans and technology are colliding – robots and phone booths mix with mobile visual display hubs, and virtual and augmented reality devices.

Filled with natural light, the building is home to a variety of open workspaces that promote and enable collaboration

Flexible, adjustable meeting rooms and other collaboration tools are readily available

Relaxed coffee docks are situated on each of the five floors

Booths can be found throughout the building – ideal for catching some quiet time

The makerspace empowers teams to ideate and quickly develop physical prototypes

The canteen and event space is fully equipped with a restaurant, café and a mega-screen that regularly features lunchtime gaming

Two large skyboxes offer incredible panoramic views of Dublin city and comfy hanging chairs

The Employer Experience Innovation Space at The Dock

Many wooden pods can be found on each floor – perfect for impromptu meetings

The terrace area provides the perfect setting for a morning coffee or a catch-up with colleagues

Located at the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks

All images courtesy of Accenture