The Mayor of South Dublin County, Councillor Peter Kavanagh, officially opened the Grange Castle West Access Road on April 5th. The Grange Castle West Access Road is the first phase of infrastructure delivered that will provide access to approximately 500 acres of development land in Grange Castle West. Grange Castle Business Park has a proven track record as a business location of choice that positions South Dublin County Council to attract inward investment and proactively support job creation and economic development. Grange Castle Business Park is home to 6,500 jobs, including 2,500 jobs in the construction sector, with plenty of high-profile international clients such as Google, Amazon, Cyrus 1, Microsoft, Grifols, Pfizer, Aryzta and Takeda.
The Grange Castle West Access Road commenced in July 2017 with the appointment of Consulting Engineers, Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates (CSEA) to provide Technical Consultancy Services for the planning process. In March 2020, following a detailed tender process, Clonmel Enterprises Limited was appointed to construct Phase 1 of the road. Grange Castle West Access Road contains over 1km of dual carriageway and comprises one double lane and three single lanes with fully segregated roundabouts with pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities provided. The access road includes a full services corridor with gas, water, electricity and fibre broadband to allow South Dublin County Council to offer fully serviced sites to prospective clients.
Jason Frehill, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development in South Dublin County Council, said, “The road opening represents a landmark day for the next chapter of Grange Castle Business Park. The €13m investment in the access road enables the opening up of 500 acres of strategically important land, with the potential to provide a significant jobs boost for the County. This project, and what this area can achieve in terms of employment and job creation will have a major impact on the future economy of South Dublin County, the Dublin region and the Irish economy itself.”