Google Ireland Looking For Operator And Tenants For New Development In Dublin That Will Include Restaurants And Cultural Spaces
Google Ireland is looking for a marketplace operator and retail tenants for a new development in Dublin that will include restaurants and cultural space.
As reported by The Irish Times, the new Boland's Mills development at Dublin’s Grand Canal forms part of Google's wider efforts to forge stronger links with the broader community.
Google reportedly acquired the three landmark buildings, which were then known as Boland's Quay, in 2018 in a deal worth approximately €300 million.
The redeveloped space, which is reportedly due to open in 2023, will reportedly have 10 buildings and will reportedly comprise more than 37,000 square metres (400,000 square feet) of regenerated mixed-use space built around the historic 19th century Boland's flour mill.
The development will reportedly include approximately 28,000 square metres (301,389 square feet) of office space, 46 apartments, cafés and cultural space as well as 3,700 square metres (40,000 square feet) of publicly accessible mixed-use space, with dining, recreation and retail, recreation, and a dedicated 465 square metre (5,000 square feet) community and cultural space.
Inspired by markets such as the English Market in Cork city and Spitalfields in London, the development will also reportedly include a market hall on the ground floor of the old mills, offering the opportunity for a marketplace operator to curate a mix of food stalls, traders and producers.
Engaged CBRE To Secure Tenants
Google Ireland has reportedly engaged commercial real estate services firm CBRE to secure tenants for 10 units, one of which will reportedly be a cultural space, at the development.
CBRE Ireland Head Of Retail Statements
CBRE Ireland head of retail Bernadine Hogan reportedly said that the focus is on attracting a diverse mix of retailers and experiences that will bring what she reportedly described as a "new energy" to the space.
Hogan reportedly said, "This is the ideal platform for independent or specialist food, leisure and service-led occupiers to grow their businesses and connect with a large audience. We are looking to create a real destination which will be boosted by the ease of access, connectivity and character of this location."
Google Global Vice President Of Real Estate And Workplace Services Statement
Google global vice president of real estate and workplace services Jennifer Kelly reportedly said that the inclusion of community, cultural, retail and food spaces at the development will allow Boland's Mills to play "a key role in the social and commercial life of the area".
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