Ireland’s largest freight and passenger port, Dublin Port Company (DPC), has secured its latest planning permission for a large-scale logistics and warehouse park in north Dublin.
Atkins has provided full multidiscipline services for the Dublin Inland Port Project, achieving full planning permission for the site from Fingal County Council and An Bord Pleanála. Atkins’ services for this project included civil engineering, architecture, structures, MEP, traffic engineering and environmental and project management, while Faithful+Gould – Atkins’ sister company – provided quantity surveying services.
The development will be a state-of-the-art logistics and warehouse facility in a strategic location, just off the M50 near Dublin Airport and Dublin Port. Its development is part of DPC’s overall Masterplan for 2012–2040. The Dublin Inland Port project will facilitate the relocation of non-core activities from within Dublin Port, to a 21-hectare site located south of the Dublin Airport Logistics Park.
Dublin Port today handles 48% of all port volume in the country. Even though Dublin Inland Port is not a direct response to Brexit, it has become even more urgent and necessary following the departure of the UK from the EU on January 31, 2020.
The relocation of non-core activities away from Dublin Port to Dublin Inland Port will safeguard the capacity of the port to accommodate projected growth in trade volume until 2040.
Garry Leacy, Senior Project Manager at Atkins, commented, “I’m delighted to be able to commend the efforts of the Dublin Inland Port project delivery team in enabling this project to get full planning permission. We now look forward to successfully delivering the next stage of the project for DPC.”
Justin Norman, Managing Director at Atkins, added, “We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with DPC to help successfully deliver various projects under the DPC’s Masterplan 2012–2040.”