Wednesday 18 September 2019

Hyperlink: Google's bridges get go-ahead

Headquarters: Bridges will link the towers at Google’s new HQ
Headquarters: Bridges will link the towers at Google’s new HQ

Gordon Deegan

Google's 1,300 employees at its €300m Boland's Quay development in Dublin 4 can look forward to easy access to a planned vitality juice bar, a barista coffee bar and a large gym in its new office tower plan.

This follows Google Ireland getting the go-ahead to construct two link bridges connecting the two tallest towers in the scheme.

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Work is under way on the tech giant's ambitious project which comprises three new landmark buildings, one rising to 53 metres, another to 49 metres, and a third to 47.8 metres. 

When work is complete on the landmark towers, they will accommodate 1,300 Google staff who will have access to substantial communal facilities such as restaurants, cafes and a gym.

According to architects, Henry J Lyons, the project involves the addition of "lightweight and transparent link bridges" spanning the 24-metre gaps between the 11- and 12-storey office towers.

Irish Independent

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