Plans for a new high technology and manufacturing area north of Swords are going before Fingal County Council for approval.
The new area, called Lissenhall East, will contain office blocks and commercial buildings up to 6-storeys as well as a hotel, a lake, open space and the woodland around the ruins of Meudon House will also be kept.
The site is north of Lissenhall House (which is not on the site) and bordered by the M1 motorway to the east and the R132 to the west.
The lands will be opposite the Estuary Metrolink stop and the point where the proposed Swords western distributor road meets the R132. It is also located along the Greater Dublin Area cycle network which will run along the R132 and a new cycling route to the site will be available through a new access route directly to the south.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“The plans for Lissenhall East look very positive and I’m glad to see them coming forward. This is currently a very connected area and in the next decade or so will be one of the most connected places in the country. It’s appropriate that we should be looking to develop the area in a plan led way. The plan to protect the woodland is important. The lake and open space are very welcome too and I think they will genuinely add to the area. It will provide an amenity for those working there, staying in the hotel, and locals too.
“It is important as well to give industry the space to grow. We have seen major investment from pharmaceutical firms in recent months and it would be great to see similar firms benefit from clustering in Swords. This will provide that opportunity.”