Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed today’s confirmation by Primark of their plans to develop a €75m State of the Art Logistics/Distribution Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge.

The planning application will comprise of the development of a 500,000sq foot distribution and Logistics Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge to serve as a main logistics and Distribution Centre for the Island of Ireland for Penny’s. The proposed €75m project will be on a 38-acre site is a tremendous boost to Newbridge, Minister Heydon said.

“Having engaged with Senior Management on their plans to invest in Kildare prior to today’s announcement I know Primark are very serious about developing a state-of-the-art logistics centre that will bring multimillion euro investment and jobs to Newbridge.”

“Such increased traffic movement, if the application is approved, will strengthen further the need for a second bridge for Newbridge, which I am determined to see delivered. I welcome Kildare County Councils progressions of this project to design phase.”

“Investment commitments such as this Primark project, only further illustrates the strength of draw that Newbridge has to such large-scale investors and I will continue to work with investors to ensure Newbridge is to the fore for all future ventures.”