The GEC to Expand
The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) is embarking on a major €10 million expansion that will almost double capacity.
Planning permission for the redevelopment was lodged with Dublin City Council last week with The GEC seeking to add two extra floors at the building on Taylor’s Lane, near the Guinness Storehouse.
The centre, which has been home to countless start-ups since it opened in 2000, currently hosts 85 companies employing more than 400 people. Once completed, the expanded development will see the GEC becoming home to 160 start-ups with 750 employees. It will also have capacity for a further 220 co-working companies.
Overall, the GEC estimates that 1,500 direct jobs will be created as a result of the redevelopment over the next five years, with the exchequer receiving a €75 million boost. Find out more about the expansion below:
Dublin’s Liberties Cut Loose With a Building Bonanza
Donal Buckley in the Sunday Business Post took a look at the investment underway in The Liberties and Dublin 8 at the moment (SBP 10/02/19). Across commercial office, tourism development and retail. It’s pretty impressive and a real statement of confidence in this area of the city.