The GEC (Guinness Enterprise Centre) has unveiled its stunning new look, the culmination of an €11 million expansion and refurbishment that creates 85,000 square feet of beautiful contemporary office space and support facilities at Taylor’s Lane in The Liberties.
The GEC, which has been home to hundreds of start-ups since it opened in 2000, currently hosts 85 companies which employ more than 400 people. With this expansion, The GEC can significantly scale up its operations, with the ambition to accommodate over 160 companies. Existing and new companies will be able to avail of a best-in-class creative environment with access to a range of supports including start-up business advisors, seed capital investors, access programmes, knowledge hubs and more.
Among the features of the new building are:
With the heavy lifting of an 18-month build now behind them, the GEC Team are now focused on developing even better facilities including plans to further improve technology and 5G capability, the ambition to develop a mobility hub better connecting The GEC to the wider city, and work to continue to expand the access that GEC client companies have to a national and international network of creatives, enterprise hubs and universities.
As ever, The GEC is always more than just a building, and the wide range of activities and social events that made working at The GEC so enjoyable, will begin to return as the building opens.
Congratulations to Eamonn Sayers and the GEC team for steering this project to its successful completion.