Analog Devices seeks permission for new high-tech centre in Raheen

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

FOLLOWING the announcement it is to create 100 jobs in Raheen, Analog Devices has applied for planning permission for a unit to house its new staff.

FOLLOWING the announcement it is to create 100 jobs in Raheen, Analog Devices has applied for planning permission for a unit to house its new staff.

FOLLOWING the announcement it is to create 100 jobs in Raheen, Analog Devices has applied for planning permission for a unit to house its new staff.

The Boston-based semi-conductor manufacturer has applied to Limerick County Council for permission to demolish two buildings neighbouring its headquarters.

According to the plans, the former M&Q plastics buildings, and the former Essilor building will make way for a brand new 140,000 square foot building providing office accommodation for design engineering staff, as well as associated laboratories, a canteen and other ancillary facilities.

M and Q packaging have since moved to the Roxboro Business Park, while Essilor relocated to new premises in the Raheen Industrial Estate in 2009.

The two-storey building will be adjoined with the main Analog Devices manufacturing centre via a bridge, while the plans also provide for increased car parking space, shrubbery and a high security fence.

According to documents submitted to County Hall, the building will have large open plan office areas, cellular offices, meeting rooms, laboratories, and a large canteen.

The construction project is expected to cost in the region of €50m, and will create 168 much needed jobs in the construction industry.

County Hall is expected to decide on the plan by Tuesday. August 30.