February 11, 2022
The planner’s report said Google’s proposal will develop an ‘underutilised plot’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the local area.
Google Ireland has been given the go ahead to establish a new campus in Dublin’s city centre that will accommodate a reported 1,700 workers.
Dublin City Council granted planning permission to Google Ireland on 27 January to increase the height of the Treasury Building on Grand Canal Street from six to eight storeys.
The company is refurbishing and extending the building, previously the headquarters of the National Treasury Management Agency, which it bought in 2020 for €120m. The extension will provide an additional 7,802 sq m of office floor space.
The planner’s report stated that Google’s proposal would “significantly regenerate and likely rejuvenate an existing office block”. It noted that given the central location of the site, the height of existing structures and nearby buildings, as well as public transport options, the site could be considered an “underutilised plot”.
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