Dundalk as it Happens
Almac planning new laboratory in Dundalk
Almac, the Craigavon-based pharmaceutical giant who this time last year announced 100 new jobs for Dundalk, are planning a new laboratory in the town.
The group, established nearly two decades ago by the late Sir Alan McClay announced on January 26th last that they were opening a new 2,293sqm facility at the IDA Business Park in Dundalk.
Almac said at the time that their decision was influenced by Brexit with a move to Dundalk providing it with “continued presence within the European Union in the long term.”
Almac went operational in Dundalk last summer but now plan to expand further it would seem.
That’s because the Almac Pharmaceuticals Group (Ireland) Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking permission for the erection of a single storey QC Laboratory building at Finnabair Crescent in the Finnabair Industrial Estate.
The new facility would be 525sqm in size and a decision on the matter is due by March 7th.
Privately owned, Craigavon-based Almac is a global contract pharmaceutical development manufacturing company which provides a range of products and services to the pharma and biotech sectors.