€30 million agri investment gets the go ahead in Nenagh
Arrabawn has welcomed the decision by Tipperary County Council to grant permission for works that will facilitate a three year, €30 million investment programme at its headquarters in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary .
The decision was made today (Tuesday, November 13) and a statement from Arrabawn has said that the programme will “transform the site into a world-class manufacturing facility”.
The project is the largest round of investment ever undertaken by Arrabawn.
A key element of the programme will be the relocation of the entrance to the Martyr’s Road roundabout side of the plant from its current Stafford Street access.
The state-of-the-art new access will be facilitated by the demolition of two disused buildings acquired by Arrabawn – the Railway Bar on Kenyon Street and the old Sutton’s Yard site on Stafford Street.
The statement explained that the new, streamlined access will remove the vast majority of co-op bound heavy and light goods vehicles from Stafford and Kenyon Street junction, relieving much of the traffic congestion in this area.
Furthermore, the plans will also see the development of a new footpath on Stafford Street to run along by the Arrabawn site.
The programme is a continuation of the €22 million, eight-year programme of investment that, according to the statement, has seen Arrabawn transformed into a modern, international standard dairy processing operation.
Commenting on the announcement, Arrabawn CEO Conor Ryan said: “The granting of planning permission is welcome news for ourselves but also for the town of Nenagh and our suppliers.
This investment underpins Arrabawn’s future, ensuring we have a state-of-the-art plant that applies the very latest, environmentally sustainable technologies and one that is also market competitive.
“The programme is also a boost for the local economy and ensures that our suppliers are supported by a modern, fit-for-purpose processing operation that will help secure their future also.”
The Arrabawn CEO explained that the new access to the co-op will be hugely beneficial to both the company and town.
“The redevelopment and relocation of our main access is hugely important as the status quo is not satisfactory from a traffic management perspective, either for us or the town.”
Ryan concluded: “This will eliminate the current traffic congestion and also deliver a much-improved visual aspect for Nenagh, taking out two disused buildings and replacing them with an architecturally impressive entrance.”