With €2.4bn investment, Kildare Innovation Campus to Open 3K New Job Opportunities

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The Kildare Innovation Campus has declared intentions to invest €2.4 billion, resulting in the creation of 3,000 employment at the location within the next six years. Situated halfway between Leixlip and Celbridge, the campus spans 184 acres.

Currently based at the location are Mercury, MGS Ireland, Cully Automation, DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, and Nikon Precision Europe. At the moment, these businesses have over 1,000 employees on campus. Planning clearance for the extension was given in January, and tech businesses have already pre-leased all but one of the new buildings. After the first phase of the proposed extension is completed, Kildare Innovation Campus anticipates that there will be 1,000 more employees working at the site by the end of the following year.

By the end of 2030, when all phases of the development plan should be finished, an additional 2,000 positions will be added. A recent Grant Thornton assessment estimated that the expanded campus would generate about €5 billion in economic output for the Irish economy. The installation of a specially designed innovation hub is another feature of the current expansion plans. The goal of this is to draw in foreign direct investment in addition to deep tech scale-ups from all around the nation. This intended center will be housed in an already-existing campus building after a thorough retrofit.

The development of the new building site and the construction of a new bike and pedestrian bridge that will span the M6 motorway and connect Celbridge and Leixlip are now in the planning stages.

“KIC will be Europe’s most advanced carbon neutral technology and innovation campus and will be unique in terms of scale, services and flexibility welcoming innovative companies looking to scale their operations in areas such as deep tech, photonics, biotech, machine learning, robotics as well as advanced manufacturing,” Kildare Innovation Campus chief executive Allan Shine said.

Prior to joining the campus team earlier this year, Mr. Shine oversaw the Kildare Chamber.

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