Software giant Microsoft is looking for substantial new offices...
The company, currently based in Sandyford, wants a campus-style Irish headquarters with
a range of building extending to (400,000sq ft) in the same general area of south Dublin.
This is the largest-ever request for office accommodation to rent anywhere in Ireland .
Microsoft's decision to move to a new-style campus comes five years before its lease is
due to run out. The company is currently renting in two adjoining buildings known as The Atrium.
The main block extends to (170,000 sq ft) and the balance of the space is in the
adjoining building, where the remaining floors are rented by a range of international
companies including Sales Force.
The two blocks stand on a five-acre site which could easily be transformed into a campus-style
development costing considerably less than an entirely new project. Nonetheless, there is number
of development sites in Sandyford, Leopardstown or Cherrywood which could be used for the Microsoft project.
Article Published: 05/04/2012