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BAM lands €100m-plus deal to build new Microsoft campus

Paul O'Donoghue

Published 08/08/2015 | 02:30

An artist’s impression of the Microsoft campus in Dublin, costing an estimated €134m
An artist’s impression of the Microsoft campus in Dublin, costing an estimated €134m

Construction group BAM Ireland has been awarded a contract worth more than €100m by Microsoft Ireland to construct the company's new Dublin campus.

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The firm, which is a subsidiary of Dutch company Royal BAM Group, announced earlier this week that Microsoft has awarded it a contract to construct an "office facility worth in excess of €100m".

Although the company did not identify the development, it is understood that the announcement relates to Microsoft's recently proposed Dublin office.

In March Microsoft announced that it intends to build a 35,000 square-metre campus in Leopardstown in a development worth an estimated €134m.

The construction of the massive new building should create 150 jobs. The facility will bring all 1,200 of the tech giant's Irish employees under the one roof for the first time in recent history.

Currently the company's offices are split between three buildings in Sandyford and Leopardstown.

The entire move should be completed by late 2017.

BAM declined to comment when contacted by the Irish Independent. Microsoft had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.

At the time of the initial announcement, Microsoft Ireland managing director Cathriona Hallahan said the new campus pave the way for further expansion of Microsoft's workforce here.

"Dublin is now home to a number of European and global teams and groups as well as to the first data centre located outside the US that has grown rapidly over the past five years," she said.

Irish Independent

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