Agri business firm wants to build €4m hub near Naas

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Agri business firm wants to build €4m hub near Naas

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Plans have been lodged to build a proposed new agri business hub worth an estimated €4m near Naas. 

Quinns of Baltinglass Limited want to demolish an existing one and half storey office building and weighbridge at Lewistown. 

The company seeks to construct two grain stores, a new two-storey office building, two weighbridges and a machinery store.

The proposed development will have a floor area of 2,700 square metres and stretch over a 2.9 hectare site. 

Quinn's of Baltinglass was originally established by William (Bill) Quinn in Baltinglass in 1936 and began as a bar, grocery and hardware business.

It has grown to become one of the largest privately-owned agriculture merchants in the country and has agri-stores in Naas and Athy as well in Cos Wicklow, Carlow and Offaly.

The company said its grain processing facility in Lewistown processes over 180,000 tonnes of grain annually.