The firm proposes a 500,000 square foot facility in Newbidge.
Primark, which owns Penneys, is planning to build a €75 million logistics and distribution hub in Newbridge.
The town is already home to Lidl's €100 million distribution facility, in Little Connell.
Primark now proposes a 500,000sq foot centre at Great Connell.
It will to serve as a main logistics and distribution centre for the
The proposed project will be on a 38-acre site.
Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister of State, Martin Heydon, says “Having engaged with Senior Management on their plans to invest in Kildare prior to today’s announcement I know Primark are very serious about developing a state-of-the-art logistics centre that will bring multimillion euro investment and jobs to Newbridge.”
Fantastic news that @Primark have sought planning for a new distribution facility in #Newbridge costing €75 million. This will cater for their Irish and European businesses and is a huge endorsement of Kildare and cements Newbridge as a major national retail hub.— Senator Fiona OLoughlin (@Fiona_Kildare) August 31, 2021
And, he adds, "Such increased traffic movement, if the application is approved, will strengthen further the need for a second bridge for Newbridge, which I am determined to see delivered. I welcome Kildare County Councils progressions of this project to design phase.”