Dunnes’ new €200m hub gets red light

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More bad news for Dunnes Stores as application for new 717,000 sq ft depot is rejected



11 September 2008 | 0

Dunnes Stores has been refused permission to build a €200m distribution centre in Donabate, Co Dublin. Fingal County Council rejected Dunnes’ application, it is reported, on environmental grounds. The proposed 717,000 sq ft building with almost 600 parking spaces and associated treatment plants was expected to cost €100m, rising to €200m after the installation of logistics systems. The centre would have enabled Dunnes to streamline its distribution model, while rival Tesco already has a distribution centre nearby.

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