A COMPUTERISED image of proposed facility in Athenry.

Dexcom submits planning application for new facility

Decision expected in late October

AN application has been submitted to Galway County Council by US multinational Dexcom regarding planning permission for their prospective state-of-the-art multi-million manufacturing facility in Athenry.

As part of a €300 million investment over the next five years in the area, Dexcom, which will create 1,000 high-skilled jobs, is seeking the council’s permission for a major development that includes a four-storey building, which will provide the company with warehousing, production areas, administration offices and on-site restaurant at the location which spreads across the townlands of Newford, Ballygarraun South and Prospect.

On site, the company is looking for permission to create four car parking areas, which will consist of a total of 500 car parking bays (including 100 electric vehicle charging spaces and 18 accessible spaces), ten motorcycle parking spaces and a further 178 bicycle parking spaces.

As part of the plans, provision has been made for an outdoor landscaped ‘Wild Plaza’, as well as a 2.1km nature trail, on top of an additional structural and ancillary works across the site...

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