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Almac Group submit plans for new EU Distribution Centre in Dundalk

Almac Group submit plans for new EU Distribution Centre in Dundalk

Northern Irish-based pharmaceutical firm the Almac Group have submitted plans for their new EU Distribution Centre at Finnabair Crescent.

They have submitted a planning application in recent days to Louth County Council seeking permission for the erection of a two storey storage, distribution and office building of 7,344sqm floor area. There would also be a single storey site security/reception building of 141sqm floor area, as well as changes to the existing site accesses and new associated site development works.

This latest development is on top of the new laboratory which Talk of the Town exclusively revealed they were planning earlier this month.

The company confirmed these plans this day last week when they announced a £30 million (€34 million) investment in Dundalk.

As well as the new QC laboratory and packaging facility for commercial drug products, Almac also revealed plans for a dedicated 79,000sq ft EU Distribution Centre for clinical trial supply.

The existing Almac premises in Dundalk

The company, which announced 100 jobs for Dundalk a year ago tomorrow, hope the expansion will lead to further jobs being created locally.

In a statement last Thursday the company said they hope it will be operational at the Finnabair Industrial Estate in January 2019.

The Craigavon-based firm announced on January 26th 2017 that they were opening a new 2,293sqm facility at the IDA Business Park in Dundalk to meet client demand and to address any potential challenges that may arise due to Brexit. It opened last summer with two further facilities now hopefully set to follow.

A decision on the proposed new facility will be made by March 18th.

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