Re: Re: shannon new town, co. clare

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There is a good (sobering) article this week in the Limerick Post by Rebekah Commane. Dealing with a decade of downsizing at the Shannon Free Zone. According to a local representative 50 % of the buildings in the estate are vacant. Some are even saying that manufacturing in Ireland is dead (i.e. high costs).

One glimmer of light for the estate is called the West Park Business Campus. Where the business emphasis is on services such as finance, software, medical etc.

One gets the impression that the campus is or will be built around a small hill mound. According to their website phase 1 of Westpark Shannon business campus is now complete, comprising 3 of the 7 planned landmark buildings and phase 2 will comprise of the remaining 4 of 7 landmark buildings.

Anybody know if phase 2 has started and if so how many of the 7 blocks has been completed to date?

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