A new €60 million Amazon ‘fulfillment centre’ in Baldonnell, will employ 500 people and lead to development fees of €5.5m for South Dublin County Council.
An Post, which handles most of Amazon’s Irish deliveries, says the new facility will mean “Irish Amazon customers will get their purchases faster” and “avoid the Brexit pipeline” that is being blamed for delays in certain deliveries from the UK.
According to the Irish Times, the fulfilment centre will be located on a 650,000 sq ft premises in the Mountpark logistics centre, known as Unit E at Baldonnell Business Park.
Last year the online giant leased its first e-commerce warehouse at Greenogue Business Park in Rathcoole – a 6,500 sq m delivery station where products are picked and packaged for delivery by Amazon staff.
USAA Real Estate Company, a specialist that has built facilities for the web retailing giant in the US, was drafted in for the development.
The new facility is located next to Casement Aerodrome. As part of the planning application, the developers state demand for such online shopping is at an “all-time high”.
Great news from Chamber member Amazon @AWS_UKI . They are creating 500 new jobs and opening a new 630,000 square foot fulfilment centre at Baldonnell Business Park in South Dublin County @sdublincoco @LEOSouthDublin
— South Dublin Chamber (@SDublinChamber) September 9, 2021