• Chartered Accountants Ireland entrance on Pearse Street

  • Double height entrance foyer and reception

  • The council boardroom at the CAI

  • The facility includes lecture theatres and classrooms

Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), previously known as The Institute of Chartered Accountants, has 24,000 members and is the largest and oldest accountancy body in Ireland. Its newly completed purpose built Training Centre and Headquarters at Pearse St. in Dublin was opened by President Mary McAleese in December 2009. Since its opening it has won widespread critical acclaim from its members, students and the wider business community.

Designed as a centre of excellence reflecting the values of the organisation, the 5,800m2 educational and administrative facility includes lecture theatres and classrooms, a library, canteen, tutorial rooms and offices arranged on 5 floors above ground and 2 below ground. 25 separate meeting and training rooms in various configurations including tiered auditoria, flat floor classrooms and meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology and A/V facilities. The versatility and flexibility provided allows the Institute to combine and subdivide rooms at will and can accommodate everything from small groups up to 1,300 people at a single event.


Notwithstanding the required flexibility, high levels of acoustic performance within and between rooms has been achieved. The building accommodates 180 permanent administrative staff located on the upper floors while the top floor accommodates the Institutes Council Chamber which enjoys spectacular views over the city.

This multi-story facility forms one part of a larger project which has played its part in the successful regeneration of Pearse Street and its environs. The striking new facades to the corner of Magennis Place create a welcoming and inviting foyer to the street; the institute's students and members invigorating this once quiet corner of the city.


Client
Chartered Accountants Ireland

Status
Complete

Year
2009

Size
5,800m2

Location
Pearse Street, Dublin 2