The former Dunlaoghaire ferry terminal is to be transformed into a new hub for tech, marine and design businesses. €20m is to be invested into the building and the local economy over the next 10 years.
The Harbour Innovation Campus, as it will be known, is expected to open in mid 2018. It is anticipated that it will bring upwards of 1,000 jobs to the area.
The new campus will house several local and international companies. At 75,000sq ft, the campus will be one of the five largest of its kind in Europe, and the largest in Ireland.
The exterior of the landmark building will remain unchanged but the building's interior will be repurposed to a state of the art innovation facility and is due to be operational in the middle of next year, 2018.
It is reported that the campus will provide 'a world class makerspace on site for creative prototype design in wood, metal, plastic and electronics'. It will also provide a space within the innovation units for bigger businesses and a range of affordable co-working spaces for people working remotely.
Businessman Phillip Gannon, the visionary behind the Harbour Innovation Campus venture, said it will be a boost to the whole country. “Dublin yearns for it’s own coastal innovation hub and this is it. Inside the Harbour Innovation Campus founders, innovators and entrepreneurs will find several VC funds, a wide range of trained mentors and numerous business advisors all focussed on helping occupants to grow their businesses."
The CareersPortal Team