LAND has been broken on the Shannon Airport Group’s latest €6m commercial property development.

A 40,000 sq. ft. research and development technology facility suitable for manufacturing, industrial and R&D needs, for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) or Irish enterprises will be created as part of the multi-million euro investment.

This is the third major construction project to be undertaken this year by the Shannon Airport Group and is expected to generate up to 70 jobs during the construction phase.

Since the beginning of 2022, the Shannon Airport Group has already committed a total of €18 million in developing property solutions.

The new building will be located at the main entrance to the Shannon Free Zone, on the Shannon Campus, with direct access to the motorway feeding Limerick, Galway, and Dublin. It will include two floors of office space, a high bay production and manufacturing area, and 56 onsite dedicated parking spaces.

Mary Considine, CEO of the Shannon Airport Group stated, “We are committed to supplying quality property solutions that attract indigenous and FDI investment to the region. This development will provide a ready to go solution for new companies looking to set up or relocate to the Shannon Campus and fast track the delivery of advanced space for prospective new R&D Technology and Med Tech companies.

“This latest investment follows our recent development of an €8 million multi-use industrial facility on the Shannon Campus and our €4.2 million works at bays 135 and 137, earlier this year. While, at Shannon Airport, our bumper winter schedule for 2022 has kicked in, which sees us increase our pre-covid winter destination options by almost 20 percent,” she added.

OCC Construction, a Galway based construction company, have been appointed as the main contractor. The project will take approximately 10 months to complete and will be a LEED certified building, constructed to international standards incorporating high energy performance throughout its design.

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