Sinn Fein Councillor William Carey has welcomed the decision by SDCC agree to the location of a Full Service Media Park as part of Grange Castle Business Park development. Cllr Carey said that the project promises to deliver more than 1800 permanent jobs including a further 1800 ancillary jobs servicing the project. Cllr Carey further stated that these jobs are a welcome addition that will benefit greatly the surrounding towns of Clondalkin Rathcoole and Lucan. Cllr Carey also congratulated management at SDCC for securing this investment in the area and added that this is a massive boost for the Dublin mid-west constituency.
This will be the first full-service Media Park constructed in Ireland that is designed to cater for major international markets. The main component of the Media Park will be the construction of a full service Film, TV and Digital Content Production Studio/Campus comprising design for 12 State of the Art Sound Stages with 9 Sound Stages under construction from day one totalling an initial 185,000 sq. ft. of Production space. In addition, alongside the Sound Stages, there will be 100,000 sq. ft. of Workshop space to accommodate all the necessary crafts and services needed for modern Production including Construction, Props, Cameras, Lighting, Wardrobe and the many other specialist services needed to service the requirements of Irish and International studios and producers. There will also be 100,000 sq. ft. of Production offices to accommodate local and international producers and the many different digital production and post-production services needed on site.