Microsoft is preparing to spend more than $300m (€280m) on new data centres in Grange Castle Business Park, bringing its infrastruture investment in the capital to about $1.2bn.
The US software giant plans to add two new buildings comprising nearly 182,000 sq ft each on its sites at Grange Castle business park in Clondalkin, west Dublin, where it opened its first data centre in 2009.
The expansion will bring the company’s Irish data facilities to nearly 1m sq ft, the equivalent of eight Gaelic football pitches.
The plans are for two single-storey buildings to be built on ready to use plug-in sites beside the existing data centre. The company also wants to add 257 car parking spaces to serve the existing and new data centres.