Google abandons new Dublin office with enough space for 2,000 staff

Google has decided not to press ahead with plans to lease an office in Ireland with enough space for 2,000 staff.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed to CNBC by Google.

Based in Dublin’s Docklands area, where thousands of people worked for U.S. tech giants before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the seven-storey office comprises 202,000 square feet of commercial space.

The building was previously used as a sorting office by Ireland’s state-owned postal service, An Post. It was developed by Marlet Property Group before it was sold to Singaporean real-estate investment trust Mapletree Investments for 240 million euros ($282 million) in June 2019.

A Google spokesperson said: “After much deliberation, Google has decided not to proceed with leasing the Sorting Office at this time.” […]