Situated in the Horizon Business Park south of the airport, the new headquarters will combine key operations including a pickup and delivery station, aircraft operations, customs clearance teams and other back-office functions.
The facility will include a 14,561 square metre warehouse including 30 loading bays for trucks and 137 loading bays for vans to load and unload shipments.
Sustainability has been incorporated into the design including compliance with the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard, which is equivalent to an LEED Silver rating, and several sustainable design features such as rooftop solar panels, insulated ceiling and wall panels and double-glazed UV protective windows.
Subject to planning permission being granted, construction is scheduled to start in January 2024 and the facility will become operational in early 2025.
Mike Roche, Managing Director of FedEx Express Ireland, says, “We are thrilled to announce our expansion in Dublin, which enhances our operations in Ireland, and sets us and our customers up for future growth in this important market. This new facility will also enable us to reduce transfer times to and from the airport, meaning we’ll continue to provide fast, reliable service to Irish businesses trading within the domestic market or looking to go global.”