The newly refurbished Old Bakery building in Skibereen, Co. Cork, might become the focal point of up to 500 new jobs over the next five years, with over 75 positions guaranteed in the start-up phase.
The building will be renamed ‘The Ludgate Hub’, after Skibbereen native Percy Ludgate, who lived very close to the building. He rightfully earned his place in the history of digital technology by designing the world’s first portable computer way back in 1907.
The Ludgate Hub is a 10,000 sq ft customised building, the first of its kind in a non-urban area in Ireland. It has been pioneered by a group of entrepreneurs, digital ambassadors and local business owners, all brought together by West Cork resident and Glen Dimplex CEO, Seán O’Driscoll.
Ludgate will host Ireland’s first ever National Digital Week in November 2015, to coincide with its official opening. National and international speakers and will host a multitude of seminars, workshops and other activities to showcase the building’s possibilities.