The building, which is currently owned by NAMA, was taken over by Irish rebels led by Eamon De Valera during the Easter Rising in 1916.
According to the Irish Independent, Google is close to signing a deal to acquire the entire Boland’s Quay scheme in Dublin’s docklands. News of the US web giant’s bid to buy the €170m development which is located next to its European headquarters on Barrow Street and days after news came it is also in the process of acquiring the Treasury Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal Street for a figure in excess of €120m.
This will be a huge expansion by Google in an area of Dublin, where Google already have a major presence and employ over 6,000 people.
Capable of accommodating 2,500 workers, the scheme will comprise some 36,851 square metres of office, residential, retail and cultural space. This will be made up of 25,455 sq m (274,000 sq ft) of office space, 41 waterfront apartments, and retail and commercial space of 1,394 sq m (15,000sq ft). The project will also include a new pedestrian bridge, two new civic plazas with water frontage to Grand Canal Dock and a cultural/community space of 549 sq m (5,910 sq ft).