The Irish architectural company RKD opens an office in Krakow and wants to employ about 50 people

The Irish architectural company RKD is opening an office in Krakow and wants to employ about 50 people, Enterprise Ireland reported.

“Following restructuring and ownership transformation, we are on track to achieve a turnover of €50 million by the end of 2023. We have experienced 20% year-on-year growth over the last 2 years, with 40-50% of our business based outside Ireland. We have ambitious development plans and Poland, with its economic potential, fits perfectly into these plans, hence the decision to invest in the Polish RKD office. In Poland, we plan to build a team of up to 50 people,” said David Petherbridge, managing director of the company, quoted in the release.

RKD’s flagship projects include: Microsoft Place (Microsoft EMEA headquarters) in Dublin, Ireland, Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, also reported.

“RKD is one of over 70 companies operating in the area of the so-called high-tech construction, this Irish cluster is doing well on international markets, including: in the area of data centers. Many Irish companies are developing hyperscale data centers for major international technology players. In Poland, according to Audytel’s analyses, the area of data centers is to increase from 122,000. m2 in 2023 to 176 thousand m2 in 2028 and therefore we see increasing interest in this sector from Irish companies. It is worth noting that, according to our latest estimates, this year will break a record in terms of the value of trade exchange between Poland and Ireland,” said Bartosz Siepracki, Senior Market Advisor at the Warsaw office of Enterprise Ireland, quoted in the release.

RKD has been operating since 1913 and employs 250 people in 6 European offices. Specializes in architectural, engineering and project management services, including: in sectors such as data centers, production and logistics, pharmaceutical production.

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government agency supporting Irish companies to innovate and increase exports to global markets. Enterprise Ireland has 50 offices in 24 countries, supporting over 4,000 Irish companies. They recorded EUR 32 billion in exports in 2022 and employ a total of 218,000. employees. Enterprise Ireland is also a direct investor in over 3,000 Irish companies and regularly invests in more.

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