New strategy puts Grange Castle in the driving seat for next wave of foreign direct investment
South Dublin County Council (SDCC) has stepped up its campaign to attract more foreign direct investment to the South Dublin area, describing its Grange Castle Business Park (GCBP) as ‘the finest business park in the world.’
Grange Castle is now home to companies with global reputations such as Pfizer, Takeda, Aryzta, Interxion, Google, Grifols and Microsoft. The business park currently accommodates large scale operations offering excellent connectivity to services, markets and a talented workforce just kilometres from the centre of Dublin.
Conceptualised in the 1990’s, SDCC acquired 500 acres of land at Grange Castle, developing it to a highly attractive world class landscaped business park which has attracted over €4bn of inward investment over the past 15 years providing jobs for over 3,000 people.
In their bid to attract more foreign direct investment to the area, South Dublin County Council hosted the launch of a new GCBP business expansion strategy with the launch of a new website, www.grangecastle.ie and the promotional brochure at Grange Castle Business Park on Wednesday 2nd of December last. Showing its support for the new strategy by attending the launch event at Grange Castle were Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr. Sarah Holland, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, Daniel McLoughlin, VIP’s from businesses in Grange Castle Business Park such as Greg Timmons, President of Takeda Ireland Limited and Guy McDonnell of Pfizer.
Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council said: “We have an excellent business park here that has attracted large multinationals since its development. We want to build on the reputation that Grange Castle has for inward investment and continue to attract large scale corporate investment who are looking to Ireland as a great location for their business. The launch of the website is the first major step in the strategy to highlight all the great things Grange Castle Business Park has to offer.”
Frank Nevin, Director of the Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development within South Dublin County Council said: “We’re expecting that the launch of a dedicated website for Grange Castle will help us to reach out to businesses looking to identify the number one area to locate large prestigious projects. South Dublin and Grange Castle Business Park are always open for business.”