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

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  • Google has decided to cancel plans to lease an office in Dublin, Ireland.
  • The 202,000 square foot building, which was previously used by Ireland’s postal service, had enough space for 2,000 Google staff.
  • Google said it remains committed to Ireland.

LONDON — Google has chosen not to press ahead with plans to rent an office in Ireland with enough space for 2,000 staff.

The news was first announced by Bloomberg and affirmed to CNBC by Google.

Situated in Dublin’s Docklands territory, where a large number of individuals worked for U.S. tech monsters before the Covid pandemic struck, the seven-story office involves 202,000 square feet of business space.

The structure was recently utilized as an arranging office by Ireland’s state-claimed postal assistance, A Post. It was created by Marlet Property Group before it was offered to Singaporean land speculation trust Mapletree Investments for 240 million euros ($282 million) in June 2019.

A Google representative stated: “After much consultation, Google has chosen not to continue with renting the Sorting Office right now.”

Google declined to state why it has pulled out of the arrangement however it said it is “focused on Ireland” and that it will “keep on contributing” in its Irish activities.

Ireland has become a significant center for any semblance of Google, Apple, and Facebook. Numerous U.S. firms set up their European home office in the nation, which has lower enterprise charges than the U.K.

The Docklands region in Dublin is now home to another enormous Google office and a Facebook office.

A large number of Google’s representatives in Ireland work in client support jobs and it’s conceivable that Google has concluded it is cheerful for them to telecommute.

Google, which utilizes around 200,000 individuals around the world, had initially said representatives ought to hope to come back to the workplace in January 2021.

In May, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai broadened the hunt monster’s work from home request.

“To enable representatives to prepare, we are broadening our worldwide intentional work from home choice through June 30, 2021, for jobs that don’t should be in the workplace,” Pichai said.

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