Amazon to lease new Vertium office block in Dublin

The six-storey development is to be completed in 2017

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A view of an Amazon sign at the fulfillment centre in Hertfordshire, UK | Image: Nick Ansell / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Online retailer Amazon has agreed in principle to rent one of the largest new single office blocks currently under construction in Dublin.

The Irish Times reports that the company has agreed an average rent across the 'Vertium' building of about €50 per square foot on a long-term lease.

The six-storey development by Johnny Ronan is backed by overseas investors.

An artist's redering of the finsihed Vertium building | Image: Savills

The 172,000 square foot office building is being constructed on the Burlington Road, and is due for completion in 2017.

The building will span almost 100 metres.

Amazon employs more than 1,400 people in Dublin. It is believed they will move into the building next April or May.