Google looks set to grow its Dublin-based workforce even further following the completion this week of its €120 million purchase of the Treasury Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal Street.
The US-headquartered tech giant’s acquisition of the property follows more than two years of negotiations with its owners, developers Johnny Ronan, Paddy McKillen and Percy Nominees.
Google’s purchase of the Grand Canal Street property provides it with the capacity to grow its existing 8,000-strong Dublin-based workforce by up to 1,200.
Google’s purchase of the Treasury Building is in keeping with its preference for owning its own premises. In 2011 the company bought its European headquarters on Barrow Street and the nearby Montevetro building for €100 million and €99 million respectively. Both buildings were developed by Treasury Holdings, the company formerly led by Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett.
Google’s employees are also based at the (8,965sq m/96,500sq ft) Grand Mill Quay building, the (4,738sq m/51,000sq ft) Velasco building on Grand Canal Street, and over several floors at businessman Denis O’Brien’s offices at One Grand Canal Quay.
The company also has offices in Block L at Freeman House in EastPoint Business Park, and at the Chase and Blackthorn buildings at Sandyford in south Dublin.