Bristol-based Forge is expanding into Ireland with four new commercial real estate sites launching cloud-based visitor management solution, Forge Bluepoint.

The buildings are part of a contract with IPUT, Dublin’s longest established commercial property fund and the largest owner of office buildings in Dublin.

The initial four sites include IPUT’s Headquarters, 47-49 St Stephen’s Green, where we will be implementing Forge Bluepoint to add to the existing visitor and occupier service-focused environment.

The other three buildings launching Forge Bluepoint are 2 and 3 Shelbourne Buildings and 2 Harcourt Centre.

Bastiaan Koekkoek, Business Development Manager at Forge says: ‘It’s exciting to be launching in Ireland and we hope the four sites are just the start of our relationship with IPUT who have a significant portfolio of prime multi-let offices in Dublin.

Forge Bluepoint will ensure a seamless journey for visitors to these buildings and quick check-in. The data from Forge Bluepoint will help with reception resource planning for peak visitor times and building utilisation by visitors.’

Glenn Cran, IPUT’s Head of Asset Services, added: ‘IPUT is committed to continuing to invest in our buildings to enhance the experience of our occupiers and position ourselves as a landlord of choice. The adoption of Forge Bluepoint is another step in bringing best-in-class international practices to Irish real estate.’

Forge Bluepoint was developed by the team at Forge to solve poor visitor experience and lack of data that many commercial real estate buildings face using a manual sign-in book process. It first launched at Citypoint in central London in 2015. It allows tenants to create appointments and send an invite to their visitor with a unique QR code. They can use this QR code to check-in to the building either via the reception or if they have smart access scan on the speed gates to enter the building.