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    • #709967
      The Denouncer
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      http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/business/mhojsncwidcw/

      DAA announces €4bn development plan
      25/04/2008 – 14:38:26

      The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today unveiled the DAA’s masterplan for the development of a €4bn Dublin Airport City located to the east of Dublin Airport on 350 acres of land owned by the DAA.

      The plan is to develop a new economic, educational and research zone for international business headquarters, targeting the next generation of foreign direct investment into Ireland.

      It is estimated that Dublin Airport City, when completed, will contribute around €1bn to the Irish economy.

      Dublin Airport City will help position Ireland as a leading business location for multi-national companies in Europe, attracting significant foreign direct investment as well as creating approximately 30,000 high quality jobs of which up to one third will be net new jobs.

      In addition, an average of up to 2,000 construction and fit-out jobs per year will be created over the construction lifetime of the project.

      Although no decision has been taken regarding the structure of any financing for Dublin Airport City, it is anticipated, given the nature and scale of the project, that funding will be secured from a range of sources, both domestic and foreign.

      Speaking at the unveiling of the plans at the Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: “These exciting plans unveiled today provide a blueprint for the development of a world class Airport City, creating one of Europe’s premier airport economic zones for global companies.

      “Located close to the newly-developed Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport City will deliver a vibrant new economic hub for the country, advancing Ireland to the next stage in our development as one of the most successful economies in Europe.”

    • #800189
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      *sigh* – this is only an idea and big ideas in this country tend not to become a reality. How would they fund this and is the office market in Dublin not a little over stretched atm:confused:

    • #800190
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The figures don’t seem to add up. They’re spending 4bn, and hope that it will contribute 1bn to the economy.

    • #800191
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Blisterman wrote:

      The figures don’t seem to add up. They’re spending 4bn, and hope that it will contribute 1bn to the economy.

      Neither does the infrastructure. The M1 Airport interchange for example should never have been built in its variant roundabout form. It should have been completely freeflow. The metro wont be all its cracked up to be either.

    • #800192
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Blisterman wrote:

      The figures don’t seem to add up. They’re spending 4bn, and hope that it will contribute 1bn to the economy.

      typo – it’s 1 billion pa

    • #800193
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      Dublin Airport plans to invest €4 billion to redevelop 350 acres into a business and retail park over the next twenty years.

      The outline of the proposal was unveiled by the Dublin Airport Authority and the outgoing Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Dublin today.

      Entitled “Dublin’s Airport City”, the project aims to create 10,000 new jobs in 600,000 sqare meters of office space to the east of the airport with a further 40,000 sqare meters of retail and hotel space.

      A third-level institute for research and training in aviation services is also included in the plan.

      Mr Ahern said the plan would “deliver a vibrant new economic hub” for the city and would create “one of Europe’s premier airport economic zones”.

      The project has been planned by architectural firm HOK and the financial advisors as Rothschild and KPMG.

      The new development will be integrated with Fingal County Council’s 2006 local area plan and the Government and the DAA plan to “explore how best to optimise the planning process” to deliver the project.

      No details in relation to funding were revealed. However, the project will be funded independently of the Terminal 2 development under way at the airport.

      DAA chief executive Declan Collier said grouping travel-intensive businesses near the airport would sustain its ongoing development.

      The project will be developed in 5-year stages and each building will be environmentally sustainable “to ensure the development is self-sustaining”.

      The DAA said it planned to use this to attract companies that are focused on sustainable growth.

      Access to and from the new development will be via a “high speed automated people mover linking with the Metro” at the airport. The DAA says this will allow staff in the new zone to get from their office to check in at the airport in six minutes.

    • #800194
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      automated people mover im worried!!!

      how much of this money is from the public purse???

    • #800195
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      …says the man – sorry, woman – who advocated shamrock-shaped Metro tunnels.

      I wonder will they chance their arms with the Strategic Infrastructure process? That might be what they mean by “explore how best to optimise the planning process”.

      Makes one wonder then why the Govt doesn’t “explore how best to optimise the planning process” for everyone on a daily basis. :rolleyes:

    • #800196
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @missarchi wrote:

      automated people mover im worried!!!

      how much of this money is from the public purse???

      Chances are if this thing ever gets built, let say for argument sake on a scale of 1 to 10 then that chance being 0, that people mover would end up as a bus service branded as something like THE SUPER-DOUPER POLAR BEAR SAVING AL GORE LOVIN GREEN ECO BITCH BUS, sorry TROLLEY.

      The whole thing looks like another public body getting horny for CGI in lieu of actually doing something.

    • #800197
      admin
      Keymaster

      dallas comes to town, lets replace the word ‘city’ with the term ‘business park’, city west on the north side, now ye have it.

    • #800198
      Anonymous
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      emm…. a couple of questions.

      1 Where exactly is this site?.
      2 I notice you cant hear the planes take off and land, why? Is the area sound proof?
      3 I notice that the weather is truly lovely (like every fecken montage). Do designers know that it is overcast for most of the year, and it does rain a lot.
      4 Who exactly is suppose to live here, not families as far as I can see.

      It does remind me of Shamrock Island. 😀

    • #800199
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ve been told that this includes development in areas where previous proposals have been opposed by the DAA/Aer Rianta on aviation safety grounds. Does anyone know if there’s any truth in that?

    • #800200
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      so…..what happened to this??another project down the shitter??

    • #800201
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      this project isn’t due for first phase completion untill 2017 so there’s quiet some time for the planning prosses

    • #800202
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Well the DAA has much more immediate problems to deal with at the moment, with Fingal CC conditions placed for the go ahead of the parallel runway giving the DAA a major headache. :rolleyes:

    • #800203
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      terminal 2 seems to be going well on the plus side

    • #800204
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      2017?!?! jesus sure we’ll all be dead by then!!:D

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