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Wuxi planning new pharmaceutical and lab buildings in Dundalk

Wuxi planning new pharmaceutical and lab buildings in Dundalk

Wuxi Biologics have lodged a planning application for phase two of their new local operation which includes a new three storey pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and four storey lab at the IDA Ireland Dundalk Science and Technology Park at Mullagharlin.

WuXi Vaccines Ireland Ltd have submitted a planning application for the site, located off the R215 which is generally south and east of Mullagharlin Road, north of the Marlbog Road and generally north and west of the Brookfield residential development.

The company was granted conditional planning permission last December for a 54,232sqm biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility on a 20.74 hectare site.

Work got underway on site in May with 400 jobs planned for the town once it is completed as part of a €325 million investment.

The proposed new development comprises of a three storey pharmaceutical manufacturing facility sized approximately 15,520sqm and approximately 26m high with roof mounted plant and equipment stacks.

They are also planning a storey Administration and Laboratory building sized 8.789sqm and approximately 22.5m high with roof mounted plant and stacks.

There would also be a two storey modular support laboratory sized approximately 820sqm and approximately 10.1, high and with roof mounted plant and equipment and stacks and a single storey boiler unit area sized approximately 864sqm and 9.6m high including two boiler stacks approximately 31m high.

The firm also hope to build four modular plant and equipment storage units sized approximately 35sqm and 3m high per unit and a single storey drum store sized approximately 75sqm and 6m high with a single storey waste store sized approximately 75sqm and 6m high.

Site works also planned include a car park for 278 cars, docking areas, yard areas housing external plant, tanks and equipment, a large landscaped berm to the north and west of the facility, a surface water attenuation pond, roads and underground services, external lighting, security fencing, fire water tanks and modular housing for pumps, two vehicular entrances off the previously permitted internal road access currently under construction, bicycle shelters and facilities for E-car charging and disabled parking as well as all associated site works and landscaping.

This application consists of development for an activity for which a licence under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, is required. An EIAR and Natura Impact Statement accompany the application.

A decision on the matter will be made by December 12th.

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