New €134m Microsoft Campus to create 150 new jobs

by Rebecca Ryan
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Around 150 new jobs are expected to come on stream at Microsoft’s new €134 million campus in Leopardstown.

The 34,000 square metre building is the equivalent to the size of two Croke Parks and the height of five double decker buses.

Microsoft One Place took three years to construct and will host 2,000 employees from 71 different nationalities.

‘Neighbourhoods’ have been created in the design of the building, with relaxation zones and open spaces to give people a creative work environment.

It includes a music room, a yoga pod, a gym, treatment rooms, a mother’s room, a pod cast room, a number of restaurants, hang out areas, play areas, relaxation rooms and the latest Microsoft technology.

DreamSpace, an innovation and education hub, will also host 100,000 primary and transition year students over the next four years.

Minister and TD for Dublin-Rathdown, Josepha Madigan, attended the launch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last Thursday.

She says it is great news for the area.  “The opening of this campus is a vote of confidence in Leopardstown and in Dublin Rathdown as a hub for major international business.

“The Campus’ education and innovation hub will bring Leopardstown to the forefront of inter-national IT development and provide a real boost for the area.

“The Government is working hard to continue to get Ireland working and attracting further investment from innovative industry leaders like Microsoft is key to delivering more and better, sustainable jobs for the years ahead.

”Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Tom Murphy said: “I welcome Microsoft’s €134 million investment in a new campus in Leopardstown.

“This fantastic new facility, which will accommodate over 2,000 employees, under-pins their commitment to doing business in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.”

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