October 28, 2020
Business News

Blow for city as Google abandons plans for Dublin Docklands expansion

Google has abandoned its plans to rent office space in Dublin’s Docklands for 2,000 employees.

The global tech company earlier confirmed reports that appeared on the Bloomberg wire service that the lease will not go ahead.

Last October Google entered into talks to rent the state-of-the-art ‘Sorting Office’ near Dublin’s south quays.

The seven-storey high grade building on the site of the old An Post sorting office at Cardiff Lane was reported to be the future workplace of up to 2,000 of the firm’s employees.

In July, Google extended its work-from-home until next summer amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The company’s decision to abandon plans for the rental space is likely to focus renewed attention on demand for office space in the capital, as many employees continue to work remotely.

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