New business park for Newry?

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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A major new business park which would provide high-quality office and retail space in Newry has taken a step forward this week as Carnmeen Developments, a locally owned development company, submitted an outline planning application for approval. SITE IMAGE 2The Newry North Business Park application features more than 1m sq. ft. of office, light industrial and retail space at a site located 4km from Newry City centre. The campus is set to be developed on lands designated for industry and employment in the Newry and Mourne Area Plan and would have the capacity to employ over 4000 people when fully operational. This proposal represents the largest business investment campus constructed in Northern Ireland by the private sector. Simon Best, Director of Carnmeen Developments, said, “Our vision for Newry North Business Park is a strategic all island facility which draws on the advantages of Newry’s central position within the east coast corridor equidistant between Dublin and Belfast, and within a one hour catchment of 3 million people.
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July 2016“Our plans include Grade A office space to accommodate research and development, business services, supply chain and distribution. SITE IMAGE 1“We want to work in partnership with the adjacent and recently developed Invest NI land reserve and to offer a competitive cross border opportunity for the co-location of front office activities with manufacturing and supply chain services.” He continued, “This site will be carbon neutral, powered by on site renewable energy provision and connected to Newry City centre by direct road access from the A1 as well as cycle and greenway connections. “Newry’s central position and proximity to both Belfast and Dublin presents a unique opportunity to encourage international investment in the area. We look forward to engaging with Newry and Mourne District Council and the local community with a view to making this vision a reality,” Simon added. A decision on the application is expected within 6 months.
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