Past & future brew perfect at Heineken

Heineken Ireland has a multi-million €uro new look to its Cork headquarters which was unveiled recently by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD.

The 128 year-old iconic Malt House building has been revamped to provide “an inspirational and collaborative environment” for Heineken Ireland’s 200-plus Cork-based employees.

Heineken Ireland can claim a 161-year brewing heritage there via the Lady’s Well Brewery at Leitrim Street.

The Malt House, built in 1889 by James J Murphy, was converted into Heineken Ireland’s head office in 1992 and 25 years later the upgrade works to this historic building have been undertaken with the vision of providing a vibrant, state-of-the-art and collaborative space while staying true to the company’s rich past.

The brewery’s commitment to sustainability through its ‘Brewing a Better World’ strategy was central to the upgrade project and involves:

  • the use of a state-of-the-art smart lighting system and a centrally-controlled heating system that maximises natural daylight and which will result in a 30% decrease in energy consumption on an annual basis
  • a new waste management system and employee education programme that has resulted in the site now having “zero waste to landfill”
  • office equipment and furniture being donated to 13 local Cork charities
  • local contractors and suppliers working with the brewery to deliver the project.


“I’d like to congratulate Heineken Ireland on investing in their historically important head office and brewery in Cork,” commented Simon Coveney, “Heineken is a valued employer and economic contributor in the region and I wish them every success in the future and the continuation of their proud tradition in Cork.”

Heineken Ireland’s Managing Director Maggie Timoney explained, “We set out to provide an inspiring and innovative work environment for current and future Heineken Ireland employees. I want to congratulate everyone involved in delivering on this vision.

“Our new-look home is the perfect symbol of who we are, combining the best of our past with the bright ambition of our future.”

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