Montevetro – Google EMEA HQ
Montevetro is Google’s EMEA headquarters and the lynchpin of Dublin’s Silicon Docks. Formerly the world’s largest docks on opening in 1796, by the 1960s the Grand Canal Docks were almost completely derelict. The regeneration of this waterfront district has helped create a dynamic environment that is now home to many of the world’s leading tech giants.
In the early 1980s, Ronan Group began buying up land in the area. Latent with potential, this triangular site on Grand Canal Dock afforded us another opportunity to demonstrate what we do best. Ronan Group identifies and buys the best sites in locations with great transport connectivity and delivers sustainable exemplars.
Standing at 67 metres, this 15-storey HQ was the tallest commercial office building in Dublin for many years. Designed to the highest standards of sustainability, Montevetro achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, and won ‘Fit Out Project of the Year – Office (Large)’ in 2013.
A dramatic triple height reception greets employees and guests, setting the scene for 12 office floors, canteens on two levels, a state-of-the-art gym, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, recreational areas, and a three-storey basement fitted out with a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, storage and welfare facilities.
Montevetro was sold to Google in January 2011 and renamed Google Docks. In 2014, its European campus was connected via a curving steel and glass footbridge, known as Hyperlink, allowing easy access between Google Docks and two of its other Barrow Street buildings, Gordon House and Gasworks House.