New billion euro high-tech ‘city’ on the way for Dublin Airport

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The Dublin Airport Authority is developing a €1bn plan to build a 3.2 million square foot airport-style ‘city’ in North Dublin.

According to documents seen by The Sunday Business Post, the development will be constructed over 15 years in one of Ireland's largest ever building projects - three times the size of The Dundrum Town Centre.

The project will be called 'Dublin Airport Central' and create a high-tech airport city in a bid to attract both multinational and domestic tenants.

It will primarily be comprised of new offices but also hotels, cafés and recreational facilities. 

Responding to the claims, the authority told the newspaper: "Since 2013, the DAA has stated it intends to redevelop a 70 acre site at the airport over a 25-30 year time frame".

“The site in question, which has high technology zoning, is not required for direct airport operations".

“It is too early at this stage to speculate on the quantum of development that may take place over the next three decades".

Tom Lyons, business editor with The Sunday Business Post, says it makes a lot of business sense for the airport.

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