Conditional planning permission has been granted for a large new Amazon data centre development just outside Drogheda.
The new facility will employ up to 400 people during the peak of its construction and once operational will provide permanent jobs for around 50 people.
The data storage complex will be located in the IDA Business and Technology Park, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co Meath.
The application was submitted on behalf of Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd by US firm, CAP Developments LLC.
The plans include the construction of a two storey with mezzanine levels data storage facility building with a maximum overall height of 25 metres.
The gross floor area of the centre will be 28,573 square metres.
Other plans include alterations to existing road infrastructure, the installation of 26 emergency generators, an electricity substation, water storage tanks and changes to the site entrance.
The Environmental Impact Assessment for the project stated that it is hoped construction on the first building will begin in the second quarter of this year, with full operation expected in 2023.
The centre that has received planning permission is the first phase of a development of an overall site of 19.46 hectares, according to the planning documents.
The application included an indicative masterplan for the future development of the site.
Conditional permission was granted yesterday.
But at the time of publication the document outlining the conditions for the development had not been uploaded to Meath County Council’s website.
No objections to the application were received by Meath County Council.