Official Opening of BAM Delivered Microsoft's Hi-Tech HQ at Leopardstown
22nd February 2018
An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar TD, was joined by Ms Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Corporation and Ms Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, for the official opening of Microsoft’s new 34,000m2 campus, at One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Co. Dublin.
The new campus, built by BAM under a design and construct contract, provides an environment that will drive further innovation and creativity by the Microsoft team, working on behalf of businesses, governments, non-profit organisations and society as a whole.
Commenting at the launch event the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD said “The opening of this campus is a landmark day for Microsoft, which first came to Ireland 33 years ago, and a testament to the calibre of our tech talent who have contributed so positively to Microsoft’s global growth. As a flagship multinational investor, Microsoft has strongly endorsed Ireland as an investment location for the world’s top tech firms.”
The building creates a new standard in workplace design; this includes formal and informal work spaces, a range of facilities including a music room, a yoga pod, a gym, treatment rooms…
Speaking at the opening of the building Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, stated, “The building creates a new standard in workplace design; this includes formal and informal work spaces, a range of facilities including a music room, a yoga pod, a gym, treatment rooms, a mother’s room, a pod cast room, a number of restaurants with varied cuisine types, hang out areas, play areas, relaxation rooms and the latest and greatest Microsoft technology. All of this is complemented by views of the Dublin Mountains, the Leopardstown race track, the Irish sea and a walking trail around the perimeter of the building.”
Theo Cullinane, CEO BAM Ireland, added “The BAM team are honored to be able to use their skills to deliver this cutting-edge HQ building to provide great working and leisure spaces and the optimum working environment for Microsoft staff to thrive”.
See One Microsoft Place video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=stty6wO86UM