Sandyford Business District to benefit from €3m makeover with the launch of the Sandyford Bid Company

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Sandyford Business District to benefit from €3m makeover with the launch of the Sandyford Bid Company

Over the next five years, initiatives such as free public wi-fi, wayfinding infrastructure, landscaping, and environmental initiatives are set to be invested in the Sandyford business district...

Funded by the 1,000 companies based across the area’s four industrial parks, the new Sandyford Business Improvement District Council (SBID) aims to introduce a number of initiatives to make the area a better place to live and work. These include the roll-out of free public wifi and a new environmental scheme.

The announcement was made by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor at the launch of the Sandyford Business Improvement District (SBID).

Planning permission has been granted for over two million sq ft of new ‘smart’ office developments in the business district, while construction on a number of projects is already under way.

In addition, plans for 600 apartments and a new international Baccalaureate School have also been announced.

A Business Improvement District involves businesses, in a set district, forming a limited company that is funded by the businesses themselves and charged with identifying and implementing key projects aimed at improving working and living in an area.

Commenting at the launch, Ms Mitchell O'Connor said: "This is a great example of what can be achieved when business communities work together for a common purpose.

"I've no doubt that becoming a Business Improvement District Company will be of enormous value to Sandyford Business District."

The new district was also welcomed by the Mayor of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Cormac Devlin.

He said: "We are delighted to partner with Sandyford Business Improvement District to further develop and enhance this premier corporate district.

"One of today’s major announcements is the launch of free Wi-Fi for the area.

"The new system has been funded by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council and will make the area even more attractive to businesses seeking out a SMART digital environment to locate in."

Article Published: 28/03/2017