Dropbox picks Dublin city centre address for its international HQ

29 Jan 2014

Cloud service company Dropbox has found a home for its international operations centre in Dublin, at Park Place on Hatch Street in the city centre.

The Dublin 2 address is the site of the former Aviva offices.

The Irish Times reported that Dropbox has fulfilled legal contracts to enable it to occupy a total of 55,000 sq ft over two floors of the office block under a subletting of the Aviva lease, which has another eight years to go.

Commercial property and real-estate services adviser CBRE handled Dropbox’s acquisition of its new Dublin offices, the paper reported.

It was one morning last August that Dubliners awoke to the news that Dropbox would be locating its international headquarters in the city, with the creation of some 40 jobs by the end of the year.

Johann Butting, who is spearheading the company’s advance via the international headquarters, said at the time more than one-third of Dropbox’s global traffic is in Europe.

The free cloud service lets users securely bring all their photos, documents and videos into a folder that can be accessed on any PC, Mac, iOS, BlackBerry or Android device across any variety of web browser.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic