Innovative new Donegal Enterprise Hub in stunning location gets green light

Enterprise hub will encourage start-ups and business collaboration

Innovative new Donegal Enterprise Hub in stunning location gets green light

Computer generated image of new enterprise hub

Planning permission has been granted by Donegal County Council for a major new town-centre office development in Donegal Town.
Located at the top of Quay Street overlooking the pier, the multi-million euro gateway development to the town is designed as an Enterprise Hub to encourage start-up businesses and business collaboration in the form of a co-working space.
Local businessman and award-winning architect Declan McCabe of McCabe Architects is behind the project and said the idea driving the project is to utilize the digital age for job creation and innovation.
As a growing practice, it is envisaged that McCabe Architects will occupy one part of the building, but many other businesses and entrepreneurs will share the building which will feature hot-desks, private office suites as well as social spaces, canteens and presentation areas.
The building is designed as Nearly Zero - Energy Building (nZEB) meaning 'nearly zero' or little or no energy is required to run the building. The building will also feature the latest technology in the form of high-speed broadband and vitality reality software.
Declan McCabe said: “Many people are seeking to relocate back to Donegal from the urban centres. Many companies are willing to retain their employees in a remote working set-up subject to them having a secure and controlled working environment.
“Our vision is to return the diaspora to the north-west, creating an ecosystem of creativity and innovation, and progressing the facilitation of job growth via digital technology.
“Donegal Town has great potential, the building is contemporary, we are in a modern era of technology and the design and architecture reflects that.”
It's hoped to have the project at construction start stage within twelve months, the Democrat was told.

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