Kilmeaden Fields Waterford News

 

 

Irish Pharma Chem The Industry Buyers Guide 2011

10th October 2011

Kilmeaden Fields features on the latest edition of Irish Pharma Chem The Industry Buyers Guide 2011 released recently.

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South East Region set for Life Science and Bio Pharma expansion

January 2011

The completion of the M9 Dublin to Waterford motorway in 2010 has further enhanced development opportunities for the South East of Ireland. Many international players such as GlaxoSmithKline, Genzyme, Servier, Teva, Lancaster Labs, Bausch and Lomb are already long established here and have chosen the area for their European base or headquarters serving international markets.

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Minister Reviews Significant IDA Opportunity at Kilmeaden Fields

23rd September 2010

The Kilmeaden Fields Task Force group met Minister Batt O’Keeffe this week to highlight the potential for the development of the strategically located 64 acre site adjacent to Waterford City bypass/M9.

The Task force comprises of IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Chamber of Commerce, Co.Council and Waterford Business members.

The Minister reviewed the significant opportunity for IDA to encourage FDI companies to locate their investment at Kilmeaden.

   

M9 Carlow to Knocktopher Opening completes Dublin to Waterford motorway

9th September 2010

The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey T.D. said, "The new M9 motorway linking Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford is now complete.  This final 40km section of motorway between Carlow and Knocktopher opens another significant region of the country and it will prove vital in assisting local, national and international competitiveness.   Recently, Minister Dempsey said, "From research, 97% of all Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) is located within 3 kilometres of a motorway." Kilmeaden Fields is now < 1km from Waterford's motorway system, which makes the site considerably more attractive from an FDI perspective.

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Kilmeaden Fields on Life Sciences Review Issue 2 2010

8th June 2010

Dominic Carolan, SVP & Managing Director, Genzyme Ireland, Waterford echoes that it is a combination of the quality of life and strategic connectivity that put Waterford top of the list of possible site locations for Genzyme and many more international corporations. Waterford has it all in terms of connectivity and infrastructure, a local highly skilled workforce and a beautiful coastal location offering staff and their families the best quality of life available. Like many others, Genzyme are here because of those reasons and continue to invest in the region”.

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Glanbia's old Kilmeaden plant gets new zoning status

28th March 2010

Glanbia has had part of its former cheese production facility in Kilmeaden designated a strategic development site in the new draft Waterford county development plan, which will govern future construction in the county from 2011 and 2017. It follows its earlier success in having 64 acres of the 260-acre site rezoned from industrial zoning to a combination of industrial, commercial, office and mixed use.

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Motorway from Waterford to Knocktopher Opens

22nd March 2010

Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey today opened the new M9 motorway from Waterford to Knocktopher, which has cut the journey time from Waterford to Dublin considerably.  At the opening of the new Motorway stretch, Minister Dempsey said, "From research, 97% of all Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) is located within 3 kilometres of a motorway." Kilmeaden Fields is now < 1km from Waterford's motorway system, which makes the site considerably more attractive from an FDI perspective.

   

Waterford No. 1 Micro City For Foreign Direct Investment According to FDI Magazine

10th March 2008

Waterford fared exceptionally well in the European Cities & Regions of the Future Awards 2008/09 placing 1st place in the Micro City category and impressively coming in 15th overall in terms of attractiveness for FDI beating cities such as Copenhagen and regions such as Northern Ireland.

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