Ulster Bank in Granard, Ireland is all set to embrace the new and is ready to get revamped to become a remote working hub. Ireland is taking several steps to welcome the remote work model. Just recently, the country announced the code of “the right to disconnect” after work. Ireland is gearing up for the evolved world of working.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had talked about the remote work strategy in January 2021 and has been quite an ambassador in driving the benefits of remote work. It is evident in the recent changes Ireland has gone through in terms of remote work.
Mr Varadkar said the Government needs to make sure,
“we take advantage of the opportunity to promote remote working while also managing its risks’, including investment in remote work hubs and ensuring they are in locations that suit commuters and are close to childcare facilities. The Covid-19 pandemic has restored our appreciation of rural Ireland, and the capacity of our regions to transform the way we live and work.”
The former Ulster Bank building on Market Street has been bought by Paul Belton, manager of an Agricultural Consultants business in the town.
“Our plans are to renovate the building with the help of the Longford Heritage Council and local Government agencies to once again establish it as a centre of business and commerce within the town and indeed, the county. It’s an ideal property, in an ideal location for remote working hubs and hot desks, which we know is the future of working.”Paul Belton
Ulster Bank closed in November 2014 in Granard and the building has been vacant ever since.
“They are looking forward to seeing the building back to its former glory. This will be a fantastic facility for the town of Granard.”Turlough ‘Pott’ McGovern, Local Independent Councilor
By the end of summer 2021, the people of Granard will see the former bank building as a new digital remote work hub that houses businesses and individuals who have keenly embraced the new working model.
Ireland and so many other countries are proactively installing necessary infrastructure for the incoming tomorrow. With the demolition of old buildings will come the resurrection of so many industries and rural economies. That’s how evolution works. Some things need to perish for some others to thrive, or in this case, revive.
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