Friday April 3, 2020

The Googleplex experiment

Google’s incredible growth saw it gobble up almost all of the office space in one corner of California

Killian Woods

Business reporter

5th January, 2020
The Google campus at Mountain View in California Picture: Getty

The conversion of Barrow Street into a campus-style office development is an ongoing matter. The template for it can be traced back to Mountain View, California.

Google moved into Mountain View in 1999. It had fewer than 50 staff at the time. Fast-forward two decades, and it is the largest employer in the area and taken over vast swathes of properties to accommodate these workers.

During 2007 alone, a Google shopping spree involved the company acquiring or...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

With more time our hands to research the arts works that inspire us, Ros Drinkwater asked some well-known art auctioneers to recommend the best writers on art and collecting

Ros Drinkwater | 4 days ago

The Covid-19 crisis means we are spending more time than ever in our homes, which may also act as office, school or crèche. Here are some tips for maximising the space

Roisin Lafferty | 4 days ago

Legislation intended to speed up the property transfer process has resulted in dragging out the pre-contract stage

Tina-Marie O'Neill | 4 days ago