Artist’s impression of the two commercial buildings at Coopers Cross, in Dublin’s North Docks


Coopers Cross to set new standards in smart buildings, with its commercial development also lined up for WiredScore Platinum, LEED Platinum, WELL Platinum, BREEAM Outstanding and A1 BER certifications.

Co-owned and developed by Kennedy Wilson, the commercial development is part of Coopers Cross, a landmark six-acre mixed-use campus in the heart of Dublin’s historic North Docks. It is the first commercial development in Ireland to achieve Platinum SmartScore certification. Introduced in 2021 and providing a global certification standard, SmartScore identifies best-in-class smart buildings that deliver exceptional user experience, drive cost efficiency, meet high standards of sustainability, and are fully future-proofed.

Comprising 381,000 sq. ft. of Grade-A office space, the two office buildings are located at the heart of Coopers Cross, a six-acre mixed-use campus under development by Kennedy Wilson. Opening in 2023, Coopers Cross will redefine Dublin’s historic North Docks, meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce today.

The Platinum SmartScore certification is only awarded to buildings that raise the bar in redefining the workspaces of the future. Enhanced data availability, smart controls and sensors throughout support efficient and effective use of energy, water, light, heating, and ventilation. The office buildings at Coopers Cross will be connected to a fully electric power supply. Sub-meters on each floor will allow tenants to track detailed energy usage, while roof-mounted panels will provide solar energy, enabling tenants not only to source electricity from renewable sources but to also manage it effectively. 

The offices at Coopers Cross have been designed to provide the optimum blend of innovative, flexible workspace with technology and wellbeing facilities. A dedicated app will allow employees not only to stay connected, with regular updates on retail promotions or cultural events happening on the campus, but also access the amenity booking platform, wellness statistics and energy data.

As a Platinum SmartScore commercial development, Coopers Cross is joining a select group of globally recognised addresses that have achieved such a high level of certification including The Hammerbrooklyn Digital Pavilion in Hamburg, 22 Bishopsgate in London, 101 Collins
 in Melbourne, and 151 North Franklin in Chicago.

Peter McKenna, Head of Development, Europe, at Kennedy Wilson commented: “We are delighted that Coopers Cross is the first commercial development in Ireland to achieve the globally recognised Platinum SmartScore certification. This demonstrates our commitment to creating exceptional and innovative buildings, and in doing so, redefining the workplace experience in Dublin’s North Docks. We look forward to the official opening of Coopers Cross later this year.”

Tom Vaughan-Fowler, Director, Business Development, WiredScore, commented:

“As the first Platinum SmartScore certified building in Ireland, the commercial development at Coopers Cross is an embodiment of Kennedy Wilson’s commitment to the future of an ever-changing real estate landscape, by recognising the importance of superior digital connectivity and technology-enabled user experiences. Smart buildings will play a pivotal role in creating more attractive, efficient, and sustainable workplaces that place productivity and collaboration at the core.’’

Peter McKenna, Head of Development, Europe, Kennedy Wilson at Coopers Cross, Ireland’s first and only Platinum Smart Score commercial building
Peter McKenna, Head of Development, Europe, Kennedy Wilson at Coopers Cross, Ireland’s first and only Platinum Smart Score commercial building