Troy confirms work on IDA advanced building to start this year
Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has confirmed that construction of a new 50,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing plant in Mullingar will start before the end of the year.
The IDA are due to appoint a contractor for the facility at the Marlinstown IDA Park before the end of September and construction is scheduled to start shortly after that.
“I’m delighted this project is coming to life,” Deputy Troy said.
“I prioritised this development during my time as minister of state at the Department of Enterprise. It formed part of IDA Ireland’s 2021-2024 strategy aimed at enhancing regional development, so I welcome that planning has been granted for the building and that construction is due to get under way this year."
“The building will have a mix of office space and light industrial and production space. It will be lead to significant job creation, and drive economic activity by making Mullingar a more attractive to foreign direct investment.”
Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney informed Deputy Troy, in response to a parliamentary question, that IDA Ireland have commenced the public procurement process for the selection of a “suitably qualified” contractor to complete the development.
“It is IDA Ireland’s intention to appoint a contractor for the construction of the advanced building solution in Q3 2023 with a view to commencing the development shortly thereafter,” Minister Coveney said.
“The appointment of the contractor will also be subject to approval by the IDA Ireland board. The deputy will appreciate, therefore, that the dates will depend on a satisfactory outcome from the public procurement process and may be subject to change.”