Digital Hub, Ireland’s cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, based in Dublin is planning a windmill farm on its campus to support energy needs of growing number of companies in the hub. A year earlier eight new companies bought new office space and nine companies expanded their space in the hub.
The windmill site covering 2.6 acres roughly will include the famous St Patrick’s tower, and two office spaces of the digital hub, Digital Depot and the Grainstore. The site will be located in north of Thomas street in Dublin sector 8. The windmill plan will be executed in phased manner and initial phase will include feasibility and cost-benefit analysis. The plan is to be completed before 2019 end.
Digital hub currently hosts 70 businesses with 750 employees. With 70,000 Sq. feet office space and 85% occupancy rate spread across nine buildings, the hub is still experiencing growing demand from existing companies. The hub currently hosts companies from diverse sectors from creative digital to health-tech sector. Notable companies include CB Media, Gingerbread Animation, Neuromod and PatientMpower. Health-tech companies occupy ten percent of the entire space, this cluster of companies from the same sector keeps everyone informed and up-to-date with new industry developments.
Full Health Medical, a health-tech company which moved to The Digital Hub in 2018, believes the specialized ecosystem of health-tech companies along with the proximity to St James Hospital has added value to their business. Black Shamrock, a game company specializing in the development of role-playing games for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC recently moved to the hub along with PunchOut2Go, an American e-procurement company and Eclipse Pictures which is the country’s largest film distribution company.
Digital Hub’s CEO Fiach Mac Conghail feels very excited of the future of tech companies coming to the hub, the diverse ecosystem of tech companies will have long term positive and tangible impact on the socio-economic scenario of the Liberties area of Dublin which has great historical significance.
Other noteworthy initiatives taken by the hub include artist-in-residence program where it plans to provide a platform for interaction between innovation, art and technology. Residents of the Liberties community will hugely benefit from such initiatives says the hub’s CEO Mr. Conghail. The Hub has also started focusing on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects with its Future Cadets Program.
In December 2018, The Digital Hub announced the appointment of architecture firm Scott Tallon Walker Architects and KSN Project Management to design the development of The Digital Hub.