LinkedIn’s 1,000-strong Dublin HQ is nearly complete

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Some of the 1,000 LinkedIn Dublin staff today after signing the final girder for the social network HQ

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Business social network LinkedIn’s new HQ in Dublin, which will house 1,000 people, is nearly complete with the final steel girder in place.

LinkedIn came to Dublin in 2010 with just a team of just three and now employs 1,000 people.

The company is one of the largest employers in the Irish digital technology sector alongside Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and many others.

All 1,000 staff signed the final steel girder for their Dublin HQ today in a special ceremony.

In recent months, software giant Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26bn in cash.

Build it and they will dot-com

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From left: Wendy Murphy, senior HR director for LinkedIn EMEA; John Herlihy, vice-president and managing director of LinkedIn EMEA; and Sharon McCooey, senior director of international operations and site leader of LinkedIn Ireland

The building, known as Gardner House at Wilton Terrace in Dublin 2, is expected to be complete by the beginning of 2017.

So far, the construction project has required 14,500 cubic metres of concrete, or the equivalent of 64,000 domestic baths.

Some 20,805 cubic metres of soil has been excavated just to construct the basement, or the equivalent of seven Olympic swimming pools.

All of this has been achieved in over 200,000 man hours without a single accident.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

editorial@siliconrepublic.com