Park West business campus on the edge of the M50 in west Dublin has finally got the recognition it deserves. Apart from being one of the great successes of the current property boom, the entire project has won an Opus Building of the Year Award for its architectural achievements. Tim Darmody of Project Architects was commended for his architectural skill and his ability to "raise the standard of speculative office parks above the basic norm."
Thirty office blocks, with a total of 750,000 sq ft, have now been completed and let at the park and work is now under way on the next phase of the park which will have a further 250,000 sq ft of space including a retail complex and leisure centre. The latest arrival is computer manufacturer Fujitsu-Siemens, which has leased 17,100 sq ft. Also moving in are the online stockbroker E*Trade, which is taking 15,000 sq ft, and IT Design, designers of software for social security services, which will occupy 28,000 sq ft. All three tenants will be paying rents of 15 per sq ft.