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Microsoft announces new €134m campus for Dublin

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Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown
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Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown Pic: Microsoft

Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown Pic: Microsoft

Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown
Pic: Microsoft

Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown Pic: Microsoft

Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown Pic: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. logos are displayed for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to release earnings data on Oct. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. logos are displayed for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to release earnings data on Oct. 18. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown Pic: Microsoft

MICROSOFT has announced plans to build a new €134m campus in Dublin.

The development will be built in Leopardstown and 150 jobs will be created in the construction phase.

Microsoft has been in Ireland for 30 years and the move will bring its 1,200 staff under one roof.

Cathriona Hallahan, managing director Ireland, 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 United Scales – a facility that has grown rapidly over the past 5 years," she said.

"The €134m investment in a modern home for our team underpins our long term commitment to Ireland. We are looking forward to having a great year of celebrations to mark our 30 years in Ireland and there is no better way to start the year than with this announcement."

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "The Government's job is to build on the positive environment that exists for companies like Microsoft so they can continue to grow, create and secure jobs in Ireland. "

“I am delighted to welcome Microsoft's announcement of a new €134 million state of the art ‘One Campus’ in Leopardstown on the occasion of the company's 30th anniversary in Ireland,” he said.  

“This investment is truly significant and is a fantastic sign of Microsoft’s continued commitment to Ireland.”

The new Campus will be located in a wooded setting, backing on to Leopardstown racecourse.

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Artist's impression of new Microsoft building in Leopardstown
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It will have a running and walking trail around the perimeter of the site as well as rooftop terraces looking over the trees to the race track on one side and the mountains on the other.

The total floor area of the new building will be about 34,554 sq m over a basement of c.13,738 sq m. The site is just under 3 hectares.

Microsoft said it has invested about €1bn to date in Ireland, including data centre investments in west Dublin.

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