FedEx Express is planning to build a new state-of-the-art logistics facility near Dublin Airport.

Situated in the Horizon Business Park south of the airport, the new facility will serve as the FedEx headquarters in Ireland.

It will combine key operations, including a pickup and delivery station, aircraft operations, customs clearance teams, and other back-office functions.

With Ireland exporting over €165 billion of goods in 2021, the move demonstrates “FedEx’s commitment to a major global trading market”, the company said.

Vast FedEx facility

The new facility will feature a warehouse covering 14,561 square metres, including 30 loading bays for trucks and 137 loading bays for vans to load and unload shipments.

It will also feature a variety of design considerations aimed at reducing the environmental impact of day-to-day operations, such as compliance with the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard, which is equivalent to achieving a LEED Silver rating, and will include several sustainable design features, such as rooftop solar panels, insulated ceiling and wall panels, and double-glazed UV protective windows.

Mike Roche, manager director at FedEx Express, Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to announce our expansion in Dublin, which enhances our operations in Ireland, and sets us and our customers up for future growth in this important market.

“This new facility will also enable us to reduce transfer times to and from the airport, meaning we’ll continue to provide fast, reliable service to Irish businesses trading within the domestic market or looking to go global.”

Construction is scheduled to commence in January 2024, and the facility is anticipated to become operational in early 2025.
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