Wexford County Council and Industrial Development Agency (Ireland)

Sign Binding Memorandum of Understanding for Land at Killagoley, Enniscorthy

A gathering in Wexford Council Chambers has recognised the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Wexford County Council and the Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

As part of Wexford County Council’s economic strategy to provide high quality property solutions for investment by companies with potential for job creation, Wexford County Council has secured a Memorandum of Understanding with the IDA to collaboratively deliver an advanced planning permit for an advance technology building (ATB) at Enniscorthy Technology Park. This phase will see a tender for design and planning services for the advanced building solution.

Cllr. John Fleming, Cathaoirleach Wexford County Council, outlined the importance of the MOU, stating that it is another step in achieving Wexford County Council’s ambitious plans of providing property solutions which will significantly enhance the profile of the entire county as an attractive environment for international companies seeking to locate in the county, or for existing companies looking to expand, providing a property solution that will meet investors’ expectations.

Outgoing Chief Executive of Wexford County Council Mr Tom Enright commented “If we have high-quality industrial units of this scale in place in the county, we will certainly attract more business and jobs. Enniscorthy town is the ideal location for a development site as it has easy access from the motorway, bus, and railway services. Our ambition is to work with the IDA and the private sector to deliver property solutions such as this, that can deliver long term benefits to Enniscorthy and the wider county area. IDA Ireland has placed the Enniscorthy site in their portfolio of property solutions and is beginning to market the opportunity internationally.”

Enniscorthy Technology Park is a development site of 15.5 hectares located at Kilagoley, Enniscorthy. It is currently home to Senan House, the first passive commercial building in Ireland and also incorporates a number of other sites for design and build options. Delivered through a public private partnership between Wexford County Council and private developers, Senan House is constructed to the highest energy rating possible.