Attracting & Promoting

Sandyford Business District promotes investment in the district, both FDI and indigenous to attract international and national businesses. With over 46,451 sq.m. (500,000 sq.ft.) of office space currently under construction and major projects in planning/development, the district is ideally placed to accommodate companies of all sizes. The Business Attraction Task Force engages regularly with IDA and Enterprise Ireland and meets regularly with property agents to showcase and promote the district.

Attracting & Promoting

Recent announcements include:

  • Mastercard opening its new Technology Hub for Europe in One and Two South County employing over 1,500 people in 22,525 sq.m. (242,460 sq.ft.) of office space
  • Facebook moved into 15,939 sq.m. (172,121 sq.ft.) of offices in The Atrium, Sandyford Business Park
  • AIB moved into the eight-storey Block H in Central Park with 14,083 sq.m. (151,586 sq.ft.) office space

A key role of Sandyford Business District is to promote all businesses in the four business parks. Since the company was formed in January 2017 over 70 events have been held and numerous initiatives to support business have been introduced. The Business Support Task Force was created specifically to support companies of all sizes and in all sectors.

Business Supports include:

  • Business Directory: this directory is exclusive to businesses in the four business parks and the District’s website (www.sandyford.ie) lists all companies with their contact information/logo/Eircode/business profile, google map ‘pinning’, links to website and social media
  • LIFT Ireland: Sandyford Business District is the first business district to be appointed an official Partner and is rolling out the programme to companies in the four business parks
  • LEAN Ireland: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council launched this programme in the District
  • Breakfast & Lunchtime Seminars: held regularly on key topics including property, education and social media
  • Webinar Series: regular interviews with professional advisers on selected themes which are posted on website
  • Sandyford Business Bites’: Podcast series with business leaders in the district. These are also posted on the website podcast page

Major Events include:

  • Sandyford Business District Awards Night held every two years
  • Strategic Business meetings with business sectors held quarterly
  • Annual Innovation Forum
  • Annual Wellness Week in conjunction with the Spirit Sandyford 5k run
  • Annual Summer BBQ in Naomh Olaf GAA Club
  • Annual Winter Festival including Santa visit