Sonica to deliver fit-out at new Guidewire HQ

Sonica has been appointed as the commercial fit-out provider for Guidewire’s new five-storey, 80,000 sq ft office building at Stemple Exchange, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE) provides the platform general insurers trust to grow, innovate, and operate efficiently. Since first establishing a presence in Ireland in 2011, Guidewire’s Irish base has expanded rapidly so that it now provides professional services consultancy, software product development, as well as cloud operations, and software support to its enterprise customers around the world; global customer numbers stand at more than 400The team in Dublin is second only in size to Guidewire’s team at headquarters in California. The multi-disciplinary Dublin team plays a key role in transformative programs for insurance companies around the worldThe new office space will ensure that Guidewire’s Irish operations continue to play a significant role in the continued growth of business in EMEA, and globally.  

Will McAllister, vice president, EMEA Operations and Legal at Guidewire said“We are extremely fortunate that our fantastic team in Dublin continues to grow and add huge amounts of value to our customers globally. Accordingly, we are investing to provide the team with a modern collaborative workspace that will ensure Guidewire remains well-positioned to provide our market-leading platform for the global general insurance industry. We chose Sonica because we are confident that they will deliver an office space worthy of the great team we have in Ireland and reflecting the wonderful culture of Guidewire in Ireland. 

Donnacha Neary, MD of Sonica said: We are very proud that Guidewire has trusted in our ability to deliver this fit-out for them. We see ourselves as an innovative contractor that goes above and beyond to offer best-in-class, comprehensive end-to-end services to some of the world’s biggest brands. Guidewire has seen fantastic growth in Ireland and their future is exciting. We’re looking forward to working with Guidewire to deliver an inspirational workspace that will recognise and integrate their unique culture and people and help them continue in their inspirational growth journey here in Dublin. 

The new office space is set to be completed in May 2021 with other works including project management by CBRE and Coady Architects.  

Founded in 2013, Sonica is an award-winning construction company with over 50 employees and offices in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, and Berlin providing clients with uncompromising excellence in all the services they offer. The company also offers facilities and property services through its subsidiary company Preempt.