FedEx to build new Dublin base

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FedEx Express Europe is to build a new logistics facility in Dublin.The new hub at the Horizon Business Park south of Dublin Airport will be FedEx’s headquarters in Ireland and will include a 14,560sq m warehouse, 30  truck loading bays and 137 van bays, a pickup and delivery station, aircraft operations, customs clearance teams, and other back-office functions.

It will also comply with the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard, equivalent to a LEED Silver rating, and sustainable features will include rooftop solar panels, insulated ceiling and wall panels, and double-glazed UV protective windows.

Subject to planning permission, construction is scheduled to commence in January 2024, and the facility is anticipated to become operational in early 2025.

FedEx Express Ireland managing director, Mike Roche, 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.”

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