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Tuesday, 21st June 2022

New co-working hub opens in Drogheda’s West End

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Brú Hub proprietor David Courtney (right) with staff members Kevin Birch and Niamh Walsh Brú Hub offices in the in the refurbished old Callans building at 56 & 57 West Street in Drogheda.

By Andy Spearman

There is much talk about dereliction and vacant properties in Drogheda at the moment, so it is good to report that a building is being refurbished and which will hopefully soon be a thriving business place which will include a café that should breathe new life into the Narrow West Street and Old Abbey Lane areas.

Brú Digital Hub is just about to open in the old Callans building at the Western end of the Narrow West Street and, in total contrast to the devastation just down the road, this place is a hive of activity.

Workers are busy preparing meeting rooms, offices and hot desks suitable for freelancers, small business, consultants and others who need a town centre base with the option to pay for their workspace by the day, week or month.

In this post covid era many people are opting to work from home but that is not always ideal. Young children and other distractions can make it difficult to concentrate and home workers often miss the human contact that the office can offer.

So, rather than heading back on the commuting trail to the office, many local people are opting to rent space where they can work in peace with all the connectivity they require but also enjoy the human contact of others doing likewise.

Drogheda Life was brought on a whistle stop tour of the premises recently by Sales Support Manager Niamh Walsh and from the front door at West Street level right down to a fantastic looking Coffee Dock down at the Old Abbey Lane, this place screams quality and will definitely appeal to people looking for a base in the centre if town at a fair price.

The Brú Box coffee dock and a café planned for the lower floor of the building will hopefully breathe new life into the Old Abbey Lane.  

David Courtney in the Coffee dock in the back yard of the Brú Digital Hub which, along with a planned café in the basement, is expected to breathe new life into the Old Abbey Lane area. The mural of Boann is a motif that is used throughout the building. Photos: Andy Spearman.

Niamh said that they have been receiving plenty of enquiries and this interest is being boosted by the recently announced Connected Hubs voucher scheme under which clients will receive three free days of hub use per person. Vouchers will be valid until the end of August.

Brú Hub proprietor David Courtney, who is also the founder of Advanced Digital Security Ltd., said that their aim is “…to create an inspiring workplace that unlocks potential, drives business growth, innovation and collaboration while also having a positive local impact.”

“I wish there had been something like this around when I was starting out in business” he added.

Brú Hub is now open for business and can be booked via the Connected Hubs website https://connectedhubs.ie/ or by emailing hello@bruhub.ie  

For more information about Brú Hub, including prices for the various packages available, see https://www.bruhub.ie/

 

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