Grainstore opens as Digital Hub continues expansion

16 Sep 2015

Grainstore images via Connor McKenna

The Digital Hub’s newly renovated Grainstore was officially opened today (16 September) following a €4m refurbishment of the historic Dublin 8 building.

Now consisting of seven new offices (on the back of five new businesses joining the fold recently) The Grainstore was previously, well, a grainstore for Roe’s Distillery back in the day, and brings the Digital Hub’s total number of buildings to nine.

The Grainstore building is already partly occupied by existing Digital Hub company TIBCO (formerly Jaspersoft).

Due to expansion, the software development company has moved from the Digital Court building and occupies just over half of the building.

Jaspersoft took up residence at The Digital Hub in 2008 and its recent expansion is due to the acquisition by TIBCO in April 2014.

The Grainstore Digital Hub

“Following a very successful 2015 to date, we are delighted to be able to expand the office space at The Digital Hub with The Grainstore building,” said Gerry Macken, CEO of the Digital Hub.

“The Liberties area has recently benefitted from various regeneration projects, and I am very proud that The Digital Hub can add The Grainstore to the growing list of improvements in the local community.

“In addition to this project we are restoring and refurbishing a number of historic 19th-century buildings at 1 Crane Street and 7 and 8 Thomas Street, which are due to be completed in 2016.

“Urban regeneration is a core value for us here at The Digital Hub and I believe that these new restoration projects are a great addition to the area.”

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic