07 Jul 2022

Massive €118m Kildare Penneys distribution warehouse to create 212 jobs

Great Connell, Newbridge

Massive Kildare multi-million euro Penneys distribution centre gets green light

What the new centre will look like

Penneys have been given permission for a new multi-million euro distribution centre on the outskirts of Newbridge. 

As part of the €118m project, it is expected to employ 270 construction workers, and 212 full time staff. The company will have to pay €3.9 million in development levies. 

The new centre will be almost the length of three football pitches.

The sheer scale of the massive facility has also been made clear: it will span 64,550 square metres in total and sit on a sprawling 15.42 hectare site off the R445 in Great Connell. The land is owned by Ballyfarm Ltd and Cox Property Ltd, who had given permission for the application to be made. The IDA recently purchased land nearby. 

The distribution warehouse will also have 201 car park spaces, 110 HGV parking bays, 20 electric vehicle charging points, and 34 loading docks. A total of 40 bike rack spaces have also been included as well as 1,600 sq.mts of ground mounted solar panels. 

Murphy International, which is located on a neighbouring site also expressed its support for the development.

"Primark is an international retail company and their presence at this location, together with Lidl, KDP Ireland and Pfizer will ensure the continued economic growth of Newbridge and aid in attracting future investment to the region," it said in its submission on the plans.

The location is south of the Newbridge South Orbital Relief Road (NSORR). Permission was granted by Kildare County Council to development partner, Barola Capital DAC on October 22. Thirty five planning conditions were set out by the local authority.


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