Google Dublin of­fice pur­chase gets green light

Irish Independent - Business Week - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion (CCPC) has cleared Google’s pro­posed ac­qui­si­tion of two of­fice build­ings in the Dublin Dock­lands.

An­nounc­ing its de­ci­sion yes­ter­day, the CCPC said Google’s pur­chase of

South Bank House and

The Ware­house from Kennedy Wil­son would

“not sub­stan­tially lessen com­pe­ti­tion in any mar­ket for goods or ser­vices in the State”.

Google’s move to ac­quire the prop­er­ties comes just six months af­ter its €300m pur­chase of the Bolands Quay scheme. More re­cently, it agreed to rent 58,000 sq ft of space at bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man De­nis O’Brien’s of­fice block at One Grand Canal Quay.

Both South Bank House and The Ware­house are lo­cated next to Google’s Euro­pean HQ on Bar­row Street. Last Fe­bru­ary, Google opened its lat­est of­fices in the Dublin Dock­lands, invit­ing Taoiseach Leo Varad­kar to cut the rib­bon on the newly-built Ve­lasco Build­ing on Grand Canal Street.

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