Docklands in Dublin is being transformed and now it is being described as living in Googleland -FACT FILE — IRELAND

In December 2005 Google announced that it would be adding up to 700 jobs in Ireland at its Barrow Street, Dublin Headquarters. This would s more than double the current employment at the Dublin office that serves Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Dublin base is Google's biggest non U.S. office and has a workforce that come from 35 nations and spoke 17 languages. A second building on Barrow Street is being renovated for Google's planned expansion and apart from offices in Docklands there is now a lot of residential accommodation

The area begins at Ringsend around Barrow Street and South Lotts where the glass panelled Gasworks is rising. Although people have not moved into the Gasworks yet, however the townhouses and apartments located around the base of the famous Dublin landmark are nearly full. The striking metal cylinder of the former gasholder at Barrow Street is the focal point of The Gasworks, an innovative residential development. Once completed there will be 70 apartments in The Clayton building that will comprises a rich mix of large one, two and three bedroom apartments. It is a four to six storey high linear building that forms the central spine of The Gasworks. Each stair core is naturally lit and leads to a maximum of 6 apartments on each level.

The former Bolands Mills located by the water has yet to be re-developed. There are complaints from some of the residents of the area who have lived there for years. Fears are too much traffic congestion and too many apartments without enough amenities. However close by in Gallery Quay a pharmacy has already opened and there are rumours that a supermarket will open in the basement.

The area will soon be home to the Irish Taxation Institute, PFPC and Rescon Developers amongst a few. With business come meal breaks and a wine bar and Italian restaurant are due to move into retail units in Longboat Quay. In the next couple of years Le Meridien Hotel and The Grand Canal Theatre are due to be completed, so Dublin 4 will soon be the place to live, work, visit and stay at — Googleland. January 2006

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