Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal to become innovation campus
2 November 2017 | 0
The Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal is set to transform into a hub for tech, marine and design businesses.
The Harbour Innovation Campus, will house a state-of-the-art shared innovation space for local and international companies and directly inject in the region of €20 million into the building and local economy over the next 10 years.
At 75,000sq ft, The Harbour Innovation Campus will be the largest such hub in Ireland and one of the top five in Europe, housing up to 1,000 workers across the former arrivals hall, departure lounge, baggage hall and ticket office buildings.
Included in the plan for St Michael’s Pier, the campus will not only house tech companies and marine-based enterprises, but also plans to provide a world class makerspace for creative prototype design in wood, metal, plastic and electronics. It will also provide a space within the innovation units for bigger businesses and a range of affordable co-working spaces for people working remotely.
Business man Philip Gannon explained: “Inside the Harbour Innovation Campus founders, innovators and entrepreneurs will find several VC funds, a wide range of trained mentors and numerous business advisors all focussed on helping occupants to grow their businesses.
“This unique space presents a great opportunity to boost not only Dun Laoghaire and the surrounding areas, but the country as a whole.”
The campus is exptected to open by mid-2018