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Tuesday 17 September 2019

WeWork 'just getting started' in Dublin as it plans a sixth office

The co-working firm WeWork is to announce a sixth Dublin premises, making the Irish capital its most invested in city in Europe. Stock picture
The co-working firm WeWork is to announce a sixth Dublin premises, making the Irish capital its most invested in city in Europe. Stock picture
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

The co-working firm WeWork is to announce a sixth Dublin premises, making the Irish capital its most invested in city in Europe.

The 14-floor building on Charlemont Street is tipped to host Amazon as an anchor client, as first revealed in the Irish Independent in July.

It will house 2,600 'members', adding to the 5,000 freelancers, entrepreneurs and startup founders using the company's three open locations around the city.

WeWork recently announced that the old Central Bank on Dublin's Dame Street would be its next location, with another due on Harcourt Street.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, WeWork's general manager for the UK and Ireland, Leni Zneimer, said that the US company may add more buildings in Dublin.

"We always want to test the boundaries of a city's maximum," she said.

"We never try to cap it as at a certain number, so there isn't a cap in sight. We're just getting started."

She said that the company, which received a funding top-up of $3bn (€2.6bn) last week from Softbank, believes in investing "deep" into a city before moving to others.

"It points to our confidence in Dublin and our commitment to the city as a whole," she said. "The Iveagh Court, for example, is completely full. So I'd say watch this space."

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