Minister Regina Doherty toured the €80m Mountpark Logistics site in Baldonnel recently with local Councillors Emer Higgins, Kenneth Egan, Vicki Casserly and MEP Candidate, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. The Minister was extremely impressed by the facility, the creation of local jobs and the state-of-the-art fit out of the site.
Local Councillor Emer Higgins said: “Already 740 people have been employed here as part of the construction phase, and as a County we’ll be benefiting from €2.3m in developer fees to the Council. I led the campaign to allow these lands be developed and am delighted to see the progress that’s been made on the site. It’s fantastic to hear that two such reputable tenants are coming in to our area and generating more jobs. Fine Gael worked cross-party with Sinn Fein to ensure this development was possible and that these jobs were created.” Mountpark Logistics has just announced an agreement, with leading pharmaceutical distributor, United Drug, to lease one of its’ €40m logistics warehouses built in Baldonnel. United Drug is the second tenant secured by Mountpark, with Home Store and More already confirmed to lease the other €40m logistics unit. “This is a good news story for our County and I wish Mountpark, United Drug and Home Store and More every success here,” concluded Cllr. Emer Higgins.