Sandyford umbrella group’s launch puts business on the map

There are already 22,000 people employed across Dublin’s Sandyford Business District — where a collection of four existing business parks has scope for 17,500 more employees, as well as further commercial and residential development.

Coming together under one powerful marketing umbrella are Central Park, Sandyford Business Park, South County Business Park and Stillorgan Business Park, which between them are home to 700 national and multi-national companies, including major presences like Microsoft Ireland, Vodafone and SoftCo.

The range of businesses in what’s now designed as a SMART region in the capital’s southside suburb — which has undergone enormous transformation from old industrial parks — can swell to almost 40,000 jobs, with 1,000 new residential units, and 350,000 sq ft of further commercial space. The Sandyford umbrella group gets an official launch today with what’s predicted to be a positive and upbeat business sentiment survey, carried out among its resident companies this November.

Addressing today’s gathering will be Cathriona Hallahan, general manager of Microsoft Ireland.

The launch at Leopardstown Racecourse, will also be addressed by Stephen Vernon, chair of multi-billion euro property company Green Property. Green’s Mr Vernon has just bought a c €1.7m holiday home in Glandore, West Cork via agents Charles P McCarthy, in his own show of positive sentiment.

Details: www.sbd.ie


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